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Lorenzo focused on podium consistency

Lorenzo focused on podium consistency

The Championship leader will be the sole representative for the Fiat Yamaha team at Silverstone this weekend, and he intends to continue his run of podium finishes at the new circuit.

Jorge Lorenzo will attempt to extend his Championship lead even further this weekend at the AirAsia British Grand Prix, but will have to do so on a new-look Silverstone circuit layout that he and his competitors have never experienced in its current form.

A fantastic start to the season has seen Lorenzo win twice and finish on the second step of the podium on two occasions in the four rounds so far, thus establishing his current Championship lead of 25 points. Round five at Silverstone will offer an altogether different challenge however as the MotoGP riders approach a track that has not hosted the World Championship since 1986.

"After Mugello we arrive at Silverstone, a track that none of us know!” said Lorenzo, who won the 2006 250cc race at Donington and led last year’s British GP before crashing. “I will do some laps with the scooter on Thursday; I don't always do this but I think it's very important because so far I've only seen the track on the PlayStation and it's changed quite a lot.”

Lorenzo is aiming for an improvement on what many would consider a strong result of second in the last round in Italy, and wants to find a better level of grip on his machine in order to challenge for his third win of the campaign.

“My aim is once again to get on the podium, but I was disappointed after Mugello and I want to have a better race in England,” he stated. “I am happy with my lead in the standings but I want to keep improving and this weekend we will try to find some more traction for my M1.”

Prior to the weekend’s action Lorenzo will make a trip to the home of cricket to gain an introduction to a very English game. “On Wednesday I will go to Lord's Cricket Ground for a press conference and it will be the first time I've seen cricket, because we don't play in Spain,” he said. “I think it will be interesting to discover this sport, and maybe even play!”

The 23 year-old will also be the only representative for the Fiat Yamaha team at Silverstone, as Valentino Rossi continues his recovery from injury. Lorenzo extended further well wishes to his Italian team-mate as he added: “Finally I want to again send my best wishes to Valentino, I am glad he is recovering well and we will miss him in these busy weeks."

The team will set up both of Rossi’s M1 prototypes for display in the Fiat Yamaha garage, so that his keen British fans can see the Italian’s side of the box throughout the weekend.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2010, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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