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Lorenzo hoping to move on from Brno `disaster´

Lorenzo hoping to move on from Brno `disaster´

Having struggled with grip in the Czech Republic, Jorge Lorenzo is out to turn things around in Misano.

Whilst Bridgestone-shod Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi extended his lead in the MotoGP World Championship to 50 points at Brno, Michelin-using teammate Jorge Lorenzo was finding things hard during the Czech Republic race. The Spaniard nonetheless stuck it out for two days of post-race testing, and is ready to turn the page at Misano this weekend.

`After the disaster of Brno I´m going to Misano with the belief and the will that everything goes much better and that we're able to score a positive result in my team´s second home Grand Prix,´ says a now injury-free Lorenzo, whose goal at recent rounds has been regaining confidence following a spate of painful crashes.

`I´m riding well at the moment and in the post-race test in the Czech Republic we were able to shave off a few tenths that will be vital for the next GP. Misano is a small track for MotoGP but it is safe. Last year I won in 250cc so my only memories of it are good ones!´

Lorenzo´s optimism about the latest round is shared by Team Manager Daniele Romagnoli, who notes that the Misano track is a sharp contrast to Brno.

`Hopefully Misano will be another story because it´s a completely different kind of circuit. It is not as fast, it is flat, and last year Michelin were competitive there,´ says the Italian.

`We did a lot of work on the tyres in the test at Brno and found something with durability on the front and a solution for the rear that helps under acceleration. Hopefully we can carry those improvements through to this weekend because Jorge is riding well, this is a circuit he likes and we saw earlier in the season what he is capable of if he has the necessary tools.´

The MotoGP newcomer - currently fourth in the World Championship classification and the frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year honour - took victory by over 3.5s at the first 250cc race for 15 years at Misano in 2007.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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