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Lorenzo reacts to superb Indianapolis results

Lorenzo reacts to superb Indianapolis results

Things could not have gone better for Jorge Lorenzo at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Following his two heartbreaking DNFs at Donington and Brno Jorge Lorenzo’s title charge was revived in stunning fashion at Indianapolis on Sunday, as he took his third win of 2009 and halved the points gap to the top of the standings from 50 to 25.

The Spanish rider held his nerve to secure the win after first seeing race leader and pole man Dani Pedrosa crash out on lap four (to eventually finish 10th) and then witnessing his team-mate and title rival Valentino Rossi hit the deck on lap nine.

Having celebrated the victory in front of the Indy fans in his special edition Captain America helmet, Lorenzo commented, “What a day! In the World Championship if you want to win you have to be on the limit. In the last two races I was on the limit, trying to win, and I crashed, so it was a big disappointment. Today the situation has changed completely and now it has happened to Valentino and Dani unfortunately for them. However, for me, the situation is good.”

On how he managed the race from a psychological point of view after the crashes for his competitors, the 22 year-old added, “It was difficult to keep my concentration for 20 laps, because it was a little bit boring. Bit you cannot relax when it is like that because if you think about something else you could crash. Anyway, I had some fun on the last lap and it is a very nice feeling!”

When asked about whether the title race was truly back on, Lorenzo stated pragmatically, “Before this race I was telling the press that it was almost impossible, whereas now I would say it is difficult, but not impossible.”

MotoGP, 2009, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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