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Two disappointing results in the wet have left Jorge Lorenzo with work to do at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.
The last two GPs have seen rain play a major role in deciding the outcome of both MotoGP™ World Championship rounds, much to the lament of Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo. The San Marino GP saw riders forced to swap bikes twice, from slicks to wets and back again. Lorenzo had been battling for the lead during the majority of the race but on the change back to slick tyres took an unfortunate fall due to cold tyres, resulting in his first DNF of the season. With he and teammate Valentino Rossi so evenly matched, this has opened a significant gap in the standings of 23 points. But with five rounds still to go and a total of 125 points on offer the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship is far from over.
Aragon is one of Rossi’s worst circuits; the Italian having never won there, but for Lorenzo it has been a track of strong results. Only once, in 2010, has Lorenzo not stood on the Aragon podium, taking his first win in 2014. The Mallorcan is aiming to reinvigorate his title challenge with a solid finish in a hopefully dry Aragon GP. Despite his past success, the Aragon circuit is not one of Lorenzo’s personal favourites but is determined to push as hard as ever in search of a solid result.
Jorge Lorenzo: “In Misano, like in Silverstone, the final standings were not as we thought they would be. It was very disappointing, especially regarding the pace we showed throughout the entire weekend, but unfortunately twice in a row we encountered some tricky situations for the race. From now on the fight for title will be tight, but I believe in myself and in my team as well, so we need to keep trying until the end and fight every race to catch up on points compared to Vale. He is riding well and got important points in the last few races, but I‘m quite confident we can improve in the last five races so we are ready to fight. This weekend we‘ll visit Aragón and, even if Alcañiz‘s track is not one of my favorites, I have good memories there since last year when we achieved a great victory, also in tricky conditions. I‘ll never give up and this weekend will be the very first opportunity of the final rounds to extend the fight for the championship.”
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