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“Safe second” with Championship in mind for Lorenzo

“Safe second” with Championship in mind for Lorenzo

The Fiat Yamaha rider maintained a healthy lead at the top of the World Championship standings thanks to second place at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Jorge Lorenzo continued his superb form of finishing in the top two in every race this season with second spot at Sachsenring on Sunday, keeping a firm hold on the Championship lead.

The Fiat Yamaha rider battled with Dani Pedrosa both in the original race which was red flagged after nine laps and the ‘second’ race, which took place over 21 laps. Having competed closely with his fellow Spaniard until halfway through the race Lorenzo opted to avoid taking any risks and settled for second place and another valuable 20 points, having won the previous three races.

"It's always difficult when a race is split like this and I think I didn't ride quite as well in the second race as I felt I had been doing in the first,” said Lorenzo, who now holds a 47-point advantage over Pedrosa in the Championship. “Dani was very, very strong and I was on the limit trying to stay ahead. When he passed me I tried briefly to stay with him but he was much faster than me today and I was going to have to take a lot of risks to stay with him; the safest thing for me to do was finish second and take 20 points for the Championship.”

It was another strong result for Lorenzo and came on a track that remains one of just four on the current calendar at which he has still not tasted victory in any GP category. “I am happy because I never really liked this track and now I've been second here two years in a row. Now we go to Laguna and I am very excited about racing there again," he added.

MotoGP, 2010, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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