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Lorenzo sets sights on title and win record

Lorenzo sets sights on title and win record

Save for a complete disaster in the last two races of the 2007 season, Jorge Lorenzo will be crowned 250cc World Champion for the second consecutive year before his move up to MotoGP.

Save for a complete disaster in the last two races of the 2007 season, Jorge Lorenzo will be crowned 250cc World Champion for the second consecutive year before his move up to MotoGP.

The Spaniard currently holds a 45 point advantage over Andrea Dovizioso, and with only 50 points still to be won an 11th place finish in Sepang would be enough to hand the title to the Aprilia rider; even if his rival were to win the race.

The Spaniard with the most victories in 250cc is on the trail of the late Daijiro Kato's record of 11 wins in a single season, and has already equalled the nine achieved by the likes of his future team-mate Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi.

"We have to go out there and win the two remaining races, although it won't be an easy task because of the fast riders who will want to beat us at the end of the year," said Lorenzo to motogp.com yesterday.

"Sepang is a circuit that has always been good for me, and I have had good results there since my debut in 2002. We can't forget about sealing the title, but one of my main objectives now will be to equal Daijiro Kato's 11 250cc victories in a single season, and also beat the record for the most points earned in a year. I have reached important milestones before, and it would be lovely to achieve another two records."

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250cc, 2007, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo

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