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Lorenzo aims for top five in China after successful surgery

Lorenzo aims for top five in China after successful surgery

Following surgery on his right forearm to relieve `arm pump´ symptoms, Fiat Yamaha´s bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal race winner Jorge Lorenzo was relieved that the operation had been a success - after surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir told him the condition was worse than he had previously thought.

Following surgery on his right forearm to relieve `arm pump´ symptoms, Fiat Yamaha´s bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal race winner Jorge Lorenzo was relieved that the operation had been a success - after surgeon Dr. Xavier Mir told him the condition was worse than he had previously thought.

At a press conference on Tuesday, the day after the double 250cc World Champion went under the knife at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona, Lorenzo was in a highly positive frame of mind when he spoke to motogp.com.

`The operation turned out really well,´ said the championship leading MotoGP rookie. `Dr. Mir told me my arm was worse than he thought, so I am really pleased we took the decision and operated.´

When quizzed about his projected rehabilitation schedule, he answered, `I hope we will be in China, not at 100 per cent, because that would be impossible, but to be able to finish the race and finish in the top five.´

Reflecting on his sensational start to his maiden premier class campaign, Lorenzo added, `It´s absolutely amazing. Even two months ago I don´t think anyone in the paddock could have foreseen this result, the three pole positions and the pace I have been able to maintain. But we have to stay calm because the season is very long.´

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MotoGP, 2008, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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