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Lorenzo determined to close gap at front

Lorenzo determined to close gap at front

Jorge Lorenzo heads to the Hertz British Grand Prix third in the Riders’ Championship and some 44 points behind rookie leader Marc Marquez. Although he has already commented that Repsol Honda Team are currently quicker than Yamaha Factory Racing, the current title holder is determined to take advantage of any unexpected happenings at Silverstone this weekend.

Since the British round of MotoGP™ returned to Silverstone from Donington Park from 2010 onwards, Lorenzo has triumphed in two of the three events there. The Mallorcan hopes to make it three from four this weekend, but knows the feat will not be easy.

"In Brno maybe I expected a little bit more, but at least I feel quite happy with my performance," Lorenzo says. "I gave all to win the race but my competitors were in a better shape there. Now we have to finish this first triple of races at Silverstone. It is a place I like and where I used to be comfortable. The track I think is really nice, very flowing and also suits our bike. The problem is always the weather; it is a very challenging Grand Prix because of that! Despite the conditions we will try everything as usual to try to fight for the victory and cut off the distance to our rivals."

Teammate Valentino Rossi is yet to win on British soil since the rain-affected race at Donington Park in 2005, in which he recovered from a near-highside accident.

"At Brno I was hoping to go a little better and I'm glad that Silverstone comes immediately to get back on track," says the nine-time World Champion. "My team and I want to improve the bike to be able to keep the pace of the leaders. We are not far away and the Grand Prix at Silverstone will help us to understand something more. Silverstone is a very fast track and the Yamaha should be fine. We are ready to do our best. We want to move forward as soon as possible."

Including this weekend’s Silverstone race, seven events remain in the 2013 season.

MotoGP, 2013, HERTZ BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing

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