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Lorenzo to continue title charge

Lorenzo to continue title charge

The Fiat Yamaha rider is ready to maintain his fantastic 2010 form and is aiming for a first premier class win at Brno this weekend, where he will look to extend his 72-point Championship lead.

The first half of the 2010 season could not have gone much better for Jorge Lorenzo, who won six of the opening nine races and placed second in the remaining three. That phenomenal form has given the Fiat Yamaha rider a substantial 72-point lead in the World Championship standings at the midway point of the campaign, and after a three-week summer break he will now continue his bid for a debut MotoGP World title at Brno this weekend.

"The holidays were perfect… ten days in the Caribbean for rest and fun, recharging the batteries for the second half of the season. I needed it because the calendar has been busy in the last month and now I can focus on the rest of the season,” explained Lorenzo, who now heads to a track he has won on in both the 125cc and 250cc classes but is still yet to take victory at in the elite category.

“We are going to Brno, a track I like and where I've won three times, but never in MotoGP. I haven't even got a podium here and this is my challenge, my first podium in the second part of the season and in Brno,” explained Lorenzo, who became the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2002 to finish inside the top two in the first nine MotoGP races of the season with victory last time out at Laguna Seca.

Following the race on Sunday Lorenzo and his Fiat Yamaha team will work on the Spaniard’s M1 machine during the one-day test, to further improve what has proven to be a fantastic package so far this season.

“After the race I will stay in Brno to try something new on the bike, something to improve our bike until the end of Championship. It’s a good place to restart!" he added.

MotoGP, 2010, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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