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Lorenzo feeling improvement in mental and physical strength

Lorenzo feeling improvement in mental and physical strength

Having focused on regaining confidence at the last two rounds of the MotoGP World Championship, Fiat Yamaha rookie Jorge Lorenzo is now returning to 100% fitness.

The Spaniard has resumed a full training schedule for the first time since the start of the season, having previously had to deal with recovery from arm pump, ankle fractures and concussion. Lorenzo knows the importance of physical conditioning after the multitude of injuries picked up in his rookie season, and has been preparing for Sachsenring with the intensity that he has recently had to forsake.

`I have recently started to train normally again after a gap of two months, which has been quite hard for me and I have been very tired lately! Since the accident in China I haven´t been able to use the exercise bike or do proper cardiovascular work until last week, so I am just having to take my regime step-by-step to try to build my strength; I know that building my fitness back up is the best way to return to my former level,´ explains Lorenzo, who heads to Germany with a Nietzschean approach to his recent trials and tribulations.

`Even though it´s been a hard time for me through the last two months I think that the crashes have made me stronger mentally; when you win it´s easy but when things are going badly, this is when you learn more about yourself and this is very important to make you a better competitor,´ says the 21 year-old, who has been open about the self-doubt that plagues a MotoGP rider on a bad run of crashes.

`For the next race I have to keep trying to build my confidence with the bike. Sachsenring is a complicated track and my best result there is only third, but I don't think about statistics when I race. I just want to arrive at Sachsenring feeling relaxed and do my best to enjoy it.

MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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