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Lorenzo: “There are still enough points up for grabs”

Lorenzo: “There are still enough points up for grabs”

Jorge Lorenzo ready to fight at the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini after a tough British GP.

Rain at Silverstone ended Jorge Lorenzo’s chances of challenging for the win, the Movistar Yamaha rider had looked strong through the entire weekend in the dry but the wet did not suit. The disappointing result hasn't distracted Lorenzo from his main objective: winning the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship. His plan is to strike back in Misano, at Rossi’s home round and break the Italian’s momentum. Lorenzo has an incredible record at Misano, having taken to the podium in the MotoGP™ every year since 2008, including three wins.

But 2015 presents Lorenzo, and all the other riders, with a new challenge as the track has been resurfaced. How this will affect tyre life and laps times is still unknown but early signs look promising with private testing times suggesting records could fall. The layout of Misano suits both Lorenzo and the Yamaha M1, but he will face stiff competition from not only his teammate, but also both the Repsol Honda and Ducati team bikes. Ducati have run multiple tests on the new surface and will have a slight advantage during the opening sessions, but there’s little doubt Lorenzo will quickly be up to speed.

Jorge Lorenzo: “Silverstone didn‘t go as we expected due to the weather conditions. We tried all we could to stay on the podium but unfortunately we couldn‘t get the pace to stay in front and finally we had some problems beyond our control, prohibiting us to keep up the fight until the end as well. Now I‘m focused on the race at Misano because it‘s a special track for us and for Yamaha. I know Valentino will feel good because it‘s his home Grand Prix, but in the past I‘ve always been quite fast there and achieved several victories so let‘s see what happens. My teammate has a gap of 12 points in the championship but there are still six races left so there are still enough points up for grabs. I‘m going to push to the maximum in every race starting in Misano.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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