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Lorenzo has outside chance of retaining crown in Japan

Lorenzo has outside chance of retaining crown in Japan

Jorge Lorenzo this weekend has his first opportunity to clinch his second successive 250cc World Championship title, although in reality he is likely to have to wait a few weeks longer to be crowned 2007 champion.

Jorge Lorenzo this weekend has his first opportunity to clinch his second successive 250cc World Championship title, although in reality he is likely to have to wait a few weeks longer to be crowned 2007 champion.

A win for the Fortuna Aprilia man in Japan, combined with Andrea Dovizioso (Kopron Team Scot) not gaining more than a point and Alex de Angelis (Master - Mapfre Aprilia) not finishing higher than in sixth position would give Lorenzo the title at Motegi.

After his third place finish in Portugal, Lorenzo will travel to Japan hoping to add to his impressive success tally this season of eight pole positions, eight wins and 10 podiums.

"I'm not going into this races thinking I will win the title because although it's a slight mathematical possibility we just take each race as it comes. If we keep working hard we'll achieve our aim and it will happen when the time is right."

"Motegi is not one of my favourite tracks, which is probably shown by my record of just one podium, from the third place finish last year. I prefer Phillip Island and Sepang with fast corners which suit my riding style. At this stage of the season it's important to think carefully like I did in Portugal and know that victories are not essential when coming third is sufficient enough."

Tags:
250cc, 2007, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Jorge Lorenzo

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