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First career wet podium buoys Lorenzo´s spirits

First career wet podium buoys Lorenzo´s spirits

Jorge Lorenzo continued his rostrum run with third at the IMS circuit.

Not renowned for his wet weather riding, Fiat Yamaha´s Jorge Lorenzo took his first ever wet weather podium at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, further regaining confidence in his abilities.

Jorge Lorenzo - Third

`This is the first wet podium in my career, including the European, Spanish and even Majorcan Championships! To be honest, I really didn´t want to leave my motorhome before the race because I was so warm and comfortable and I really don´t like to race in the rain, but today I think things have changed! I got a good start, which surprised me, and then I was able to pass Dani and then Valentino, which surprised me even more! I am so happy to finally discover that I can be fast in the rain as well. After Valentino passed me back I tried to follow him but he was a bit too fast so I concentrated on keeping my pace consistent, then the rain and especially the wind came and it was quite crazy! I was still fast though I closed the gap to Nicky, who I think had some problems by then, and maybe I could have passed him with some more laps but it was very dangerous and so better to stop the race. We are still not perfect but our bike and Michelin tyres were very good today so I want to thank Yamaha and Michelin again, and my team for their hard work. Well done to Valentino and I hope we can continue like this for the last four races.´

MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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