Lorenzo thanks supporters and acknowledges Doviziosos efforts

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Monday, 22 October 2007

Newly crowned double World Champion Jorge Lorenzo celebrated his 2007 title in typical his showmans style on Sunday, dancing around at Sepang dressed as Rocky, after his third place at the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix gave him the required points to finally end the championship battle.

Newly crowned double World Champion Jorge Lorenzo celebrated his 2007 title in typical his showmans style on Sunday, dancing around at Sepang dressed as Rocky, after his third place at the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix gave him the required points to finally end the championship battle.

The delighted 20 year-old then thanked all of the people who have supported him during his title defence season, stating: Im on cloud nine and very happy to have attained my second 250cc World title. My team has done a wonderful job throughout the whole season and fully deserves this title, as well as my family, Aprilia and all those Spanish fans who constantly support me, helping me to become stronger every day.

This title is better than last years as Ive suffered a bit less and I got it before arriving in Valencia. I would have liked to win the race, but I got a great fright so I decided not to take any risks, since today my priority wasnt winning. I didnt ride like in Australia and I made a few mistakes, but the main thing is that I reconfirmed my number one and we have to be very proud of how weve done things this year.

The young Spaniard also reserved a special mention for the 250cc rival who has pushed him hardest this season, commenting: Andrea Dovizioso has been a great opponent, very tough at all times and today I would have liked to have congratulated him for his work on the podium. Id like to close the season by winning in Valencia and then starting to think about MotoGP, my next objective where I hope I can continue to have fun and to become a better rider.

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