Lorenzo: ‘I’m quite confident we can revert the situation’

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The 2010 and 2012 MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo is taking a positive approach ahead of the Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina, despite his tricky start to the season.

After crashing out of the first race of the year in Qatar the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP man finished tenth in Texas, having faced a ride through penalty due to a jump start.

The early championship standings see him down in the unfamiliar territory of 16th place and he trails MotoGP™ title holder Marc Marquez by 44 points already.

“Obviously it’s not the beginning of the season I had dreamed of,” admits Lorenzo. “But I’m quite confident that we can revert the situation. It’s not easy to swallow what happened at Austin but I always try to get the positive thing even if we are in trouble.”

Rather than dwelling on the mishaps of recent weeks, the Spaniard states, “I’m just thinking about Argentina and I’m really looking forward to racing as soon as possible there. Staying on track is the best way to forget and I think our championship is going to kick off over there. I think I’m going to be much more stimulated in front of the Argentinian fans and finally we will achieve a normal race.”

Regarding the challenge of the updated circuit in Argentina Lorenzo adds, “That track is a new one in the championship and the first ever visit to Termas de Rio Hondo. That’s why we need to improve in a rush from Friday and try to stay calm and concentrate to get the best pace as soon as possible with the bike. Just a few riders could test in Argentina last year so I guess the inconvenience of learning the circuit is almost the same for everyone.”

“Hopefully we will enjoy that track and we will get a good result before we start racing in Europe. From my side I will arrive with plenty of energy after resting and training hard in Mexico!”

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