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Lorenzo just one win away from making Spanish 250cc history

Lorenzo just one win away from making Spanish 250cc history

It would take a brave man to bet against Jorge Lorenzo retaining his 250cc World Championship this season, with the factory Aprilia rider currently enjoying a 30 point lead in the standings and having topped the classification since the very first race of 2007.

It would take a brave man to bet against Jorge Lorenzo retaining his 250cc World Championship this season, with the factory Aprilia rider currently enjoying a 30 point lead in the standings and having topped the classification since the very first race of 2007.

The Spaniard is not one for complacency and, with the title still to be wrapped up and tough foes in the quarter litre class looking to capitalise on any slip-up, Lorenzo will definitely not be playing things safe in the remaining six races of the season. Pride would simply not allow the confident 20 year-old to sit back and play the percentages, and a further visit to the top step of the podium would also provide him with some important bragging rights before his move to MotoGP with Yamaha.

Lorenzo's win at Brno was his fifteenth in the 250cc class. This is level with the amount of victories achieved by Sito Pons and, to give even more motivation to Lorenzo, former 250cc and future MotoGP rival Dani Pedrosa. If the Majorcan can triumph just once more in the quarter litre category, then he will be the most successful Spaniard in the history of the class.

In good form as of late, the reigning World Champion has won seven races this season, all from pole position. At Brno he knocked more than 20 seconds off the previous record race time, and was even faster than Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 rider Makoto Tamada's time in the MotoGP contest. At Misano he has the chance to spoil the party for local riders Alex de Angelis and Andrea Dovizioso, his main title rivals this season.

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250cc, 2007, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Jorge Lorenzo

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