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Lorenzo feeling “mentally strong” after third win of 2010

Lorenzo feeling “mentally strong” after third win of 2010

The World Championship leader was dominant in taking victory at the AirAsia British Grand Prix on Sunday, and celebrated in style at Silverstone.

Jorge Lorenzo converted the tenth premier class pole position of his career into victory at Silverstone on Sunday and immediately commented on the instant feeling he had with his Fiat Yamaha M1 machine, which helped him click into a race rhythm that delivered his win by a margin of 6.743s.

"This was an important day for me and an important win, because I felt so strong and I enjoyed riding my Yamaha so much. I had a different feeling today; I felt that it was going to be a good race,” said Lorenzo, whose Championship lead now stands at 37 points over race runner-up Andrea Dovizioso after a third win of the 2010 campaign.

“I never dreamt of taking three wins from five races but here we are and I am feeling very strong mentally at this moment. I want to thank my team, Yamaha and Bridgestone for this victory.”

There was another unique Lorenzo celebration to mark the occasion, as he and three of his entourage donned Beatles costumes in tribute to the famous British band. “The Beatles celebration was something fun for the fans, I love their music and I thought it was nice to make a homage to them, since we're in England!” he added.

Lorenzo’s substantial lead as he crossed the finish line came after he pulled away from the remainder of the field early on in the race, but he had to work hard in the opening laps to establish his advantage.

“It was quite hard to be fast at the start and the first lap with Dani (Pedrosa) was difficult, but once I got past him I felt very relaxed and comfortable,” said the 23 year-old, who started from pole for the first time this season. “I thought he would follow me for a bit longer but he didn't and then I was on my own, so I just had to focus on myself; I didn't even know who was behind me!”

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

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