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Lorenzo stays cool after close defeat

Lorenzo stays cool after close defeat

Like in Catalunya Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo lost out to colleague Valentino Rossi right at the death in Germany, but was still pleased with his performance.

Another second place for Jorge Lorenzo at round nine of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship kept the Spaniard in the title hunt in his second premier class season, although he had to stay positive having missed out by just 0.099s to team-mate Valentino Rossi.

Another superb battle between the pair at the Sachsenring ultimately ended in another win for the more experienced Italian who extended his standings lead to 14 points.

Lorenzo nonetheless continued his excellent run of podium finishes, with his fourth second place in the last five rounds, even if he was not quite fast enough to catch his illustrious Italian team-mate in the dash to the line, having got close to Rossi on the final corner.

Afterwards Lorenzo stated, “Like at Montmeló we lost the battle, but it’s not a problem. I think we have to be happy because we are always towards the top and we are improving. It was a very hard race because this track is quite slow and you have to push your body to the maximum, so to keep with the pace of Valentino was difficult. It was hard to get past him because he was braking so hard and so late.”

He continued, “Of course I’m disappointed to lose another very close race, it is always sad but I know that we are capable of fighting with Valentino and considering his experience this is something I must be proud of. Second is important today and we still have a long way to go in this championship.”

MotoGP, 2009, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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