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Paddock Press: Puigdemont on Lorenzo´s 2008 season

Paddock Press: Puigdemont on Lorenzo´s 2008 season

Spanish journalist´s view on 2008 Rookie of the Year´s performances.

Rookie of the Year and title contender in his first season in MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo was one of the sensations of 2008. He also became one of the most popular sporting figures in his native Spain, with the press committed fans of his brutal honesty and hard-riding ways.

Oriol Puigdemont from Spanish daily El Pais speaks about Lorenzo´s year in Paddock Press, part of a series of reviews looking at the protagonists of the 2008 season. Puigdemont sees a stronger Lorenzo compared to the rider who won the 250cc title in 2006 & 2007, and even he who started the season so impressively in his first three races.

`Crashes in Shanghai and Barcelona I think made him a bit more worried about himself, but he recovered from this for a strong finish to the season,´ says the Spanish journalist. `He has made himself a safer rider and better physically, and I think that he is in great condition for what in theory is his first true shot at being a title challenger.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Jorge Lorenzo

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