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Lorenzo delighted with role in Yamaha victory

Lorenzo delighted with role in Yamaha victory

Fiat Yamaha´s Jorge Lorenzo was full of praise for teammate Valentino Rossi in Japan, and only fell just short of a podium himself.

A big help to Yamaha as they took the Team and Manufacturers titles for 2008, Jorge Lorenzo nearly played a part in the podium celebrations at Motegi. However, rival Dani Pedrosa proved too hard to pass in the end.

Jorge Lorenzo - Fourth

`I am very happy with this fourth position; it was impossible to do more today. I tried so hard to pass Dani and the hairpin before the back straight was the only place I had the chance, but I couldn´t do it. Yesterday I thought I had a chance to win and I was very confident, but this morning I saw the weather, much colder and yesterday, and I knew that it would be more difficult than in the qualifying session. The track was colder and for Michelin and for me this was more difficult. I have to improve my starts because once again I had problems and lost some places, but anyway I think I´m in good form for the last three races. The team worked very well this weekend, as always, so thanks to them and to Michelin. Big congratulations to Valentino and the other side of the box, to do what he has done is almost impossible! Finally well done to everyone for winning the Team's and Manufacturer's titles as well, I am so happy that I have played a part in this during my first season with Yamaha.´

MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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