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Jorge Lorenzo keeps on breaking records

Jorge Lorenzo keeps on breaking records

Jorge Lorenzo keeps on breaking records

Jorge Lorenzo continues to make history in the 125 World Championship. The Caja Madrid Derbi Racing rider this weekend broke yet another record when he became the youngest ever rider to score points after finishing fourteenth in the Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya. Lorenzo, aged just 15 years and 42 days, snatched the previous record from Venezuelan rider Ivan Palazzese, who took his first points aged 15 years and 77 days – also in the 125cc class.

Lorenzo made his debut on the 5th May at Jerez, contesting the second day of qualifying on his fifteenth birthday to make the age limit at the last possible opportunity. The Mallorca youngster has taken four races to open his points account, but he showed his talent in qualifying at Catalunya when he took seventh spot on the grid.

`It has been a progression of circumstances,´ says the youngster, with the serious intonation of a veteran. `Firstly the problems I had with the forks was sorted out and I feel a lot more comfortable on the bike. I have changed my attitude as well and I was disappointed not to be able to go with the lead group. I got a bad start but I was able to come back throughout the race and I could have had 13th but Perugini got away´.

Despite being satisfied with the points and the new record, Lorenzo is already looking forward to greater things in the future: `It is another thing done and the team is happy, but my objective is to be the World Champion. With respect to the next race in Assen, I hope to do as well or even better than in Barcelona´.

125cc, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya, Jorge Lorenzo

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