Lorenzo thinking race by race

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo heads to Le Mans aiming to return to the podium at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.

Lorenzo insists he is currently thinking race by race, rather than focusing on the World Championship. Lorenzo had a tricky race at the French track last year, finishing seventh after starting second on the grid – but he does boast three premier class wins and one 250cc GP victory at the venue.

The Spaniard will be focused on a set up that allows him to keep as much corner speed as possible on the tight Le Mans chicanes and hairpins between the short straights.

Previewing round five of the season the 2010 and 2012 MotoGP™ World Champion commented, “After the result in Jerez we were able to analyze the data during the test on Monday and we got some good information. We finished that test day happy with the result and we could figure out where the problem was during the race. We found that with the soft rear tyre we are much more comfortable than the hard one and therefore from now on we will be focused on this compound. We will try to get a more constant bike with the soft tyre and that is why we need to improve the bike and adapt it.”

“Now we travel to Le Mans, a new track and a new opportunity. The weather will play a big part, usually it is colder and can be tricky like it was with the rain last year. The asphalt can be slippery but I am confident we can manage the circumstances and try to get a good result. Right now I am just thinking race by race and not about the championship. I think I will have a better pace there, I have had some wins in Le Mans and I like the circuit.”

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