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Lorenzo hoping to fight for victory at Jerez

Lorenzo hoping to fight for victory at Jerez

The Fiat Yamaha rider is almost fully recovered from his injured hand and is confident of being able to push hard for a win in the second round of the 2010 World Championship at Jerez, the Gran Premio bwin de España.

The postponement of the Grand Prix of Japan may well prove to be something that helps Jorge Lorenzo in his recovery from his injured right hand, giving the Fiat Yamaha rider a few more days recuperation ahead of what will now be the second round in Spain.

Lorenzo is practically fully recovered from the injury he sustained in pre-season, and this week he returned to the scene of the training accident that occurred in February; the former ranch of Kenny Roberts near Montmeló. The Spaniard is now preparing for the next round of the 2010 campaign, which will be the Gran Premio bwin de España at Jerez.

“Thanks to the sudden change in the date of Motegi I have had more time to train,” Lorenzo told motogp.com. “This week I’ve been to the gym, have worked with the physiotherapist, and on Tuesday and Thursday I had two days of motocross and dirt track. This has helped me to see that I now have hardly any discomfort in my right hand when riding. I’m very confident because I’ll arrive at Jerez at almost 100%.”

Second place in Qatar in the opening race of the season was nothing short of a fantastic result for a rider still carrying an injury, and Lorenzo is aiming for a first victory of 2010 at his ‘home’ circuit.

“Jerez is a magical track for me, and I think it is for all the Spanish riders because it’s a circuit where the public really do feel very close to you,” explained the 2009 World Championship runner-up. “It has always been quite good to me. I’ve had many pole positions and have won there on two occasions in 250cc, so I hope to be able to fight for the victory in MotoGP.”

Lorenzo is yet to fully impose his talent on the Andalusian circuit to date in the premier class. In 2008 he secured pole position and took third place on the podium in only his second race in the elite category, and last year he again took pole but crashed four laps before the end of the race when chasing down Casey Stoner for third place.

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MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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