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“Favourite track” up next for hungry Lorenzo

“Favourite track” up next for hungry Lorenzo

Fresh from his third win of the season at Silverstone the Championship leader is going for his first premier class victory at Assen this weekend.

Jorge Lorenzo barely had time to let the celebrations die down from his Silverstone win on Sunday before turning his attention to round six, the TIM TT Assen, which takes place this weekend.

The Fiat Yamaha rider’s third win of the season – his eighth in the premier class and 29th across all categories – extended his lead at the top of the standings to 37 points, and Assen presents the second in three back-to-back races on the calendar in an intense period of activity.

"We have started this run of three races in a row as perfectly as we could have wished and Silverstone was a great race and very important for the Championship,” said Lorenzo. “But now we move on and we just have to try to continue in the same way.”

Assen is a track at which the 23 year-old has experienced success on a number of occasions before. In 2004 he won the 125cc race, and victory was his in 2006 and 2007 on the way to his back-to-back 250cc titles.

A best premier class finish of second came last season behind team-mate Valentino Rossi, who continues his recovery from a broken leg this weekend, and now Lorenzo is looking to underline his title credentials with a first premier class win at the ‘Cathedral of motorcycling’.

“Next we arrive at Assen, my favourite track, and once again we're aiming for the podium,” he stated. “The team is working very well together and now we will just concentrate on trying to improve the M1 even more; it's important to keep growing. I've won at Assen in 125 and 250 so I'd really like to try to win in MotoGP!"

MotoGP, 2010, TIM TT ASSEN, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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