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Lorenzo: “Victory was crucial to leave everything behind"

Lorenzo: “Victory was crucial to leave everything behind'

Lorenzo continues to push himself, taking the role of co-producer on a new documentary about Barça.

After victory at the Aragon GP and handing the Movistar Yamaha team their first Team Title in four years, Jorge Lorenzo was granted a special day to focus on his other interests. The Mallorcan presented the documentary “Barça Dreams” a film all about the legendary Barcelona football club in which he acted as co-producer. Lorenzo has always been both a film and a Barça fan, able to combine the two interests in the documentary which chronicles the 115-year history of the club. As the MotoGP™ World Championship prepares to head away for the three flyaways, Lorenzo takes stock of the championship and what factors could affect it.

How did you decide to try your hand at the role of producing and how could you fit the extra work alongside the commitments of racing?
“I am very proud to be the co-producer of this documentary film, the first and only made about the Barcelona team and their 115 years of history. It is very exciting as it combines two of my passions: football and cinema, I just couldn’t say no. I watched some parts, depending on my commitments in the World Championship, and gave my opinion on some parts such as the chapter about the early years, many of the younger crowd may not know this chapter. I was impressed with the chapters of Maradona, Cruijiff and Ronaldinho.”

You are fresh from a dominant victory in Aragon where you won the trophy you designed, has this changed the season?
“I am very happy with this victory because it came after two races there were a bit disappointing and I expected to take more points, but due to a few factors and especially the weather, I failed to achieve the desired result. The victory in MotorLand was crucial to leave everything else behind.”

In the last round between you and Rossi there was Pedrosa, could he be an ally in the title race?
“I hope so, hopefully in my favour! He was very strong and it was useful to recover the points lost earlier and it has given me more chances to recover with four races left till the end. But Marquez or maybe the two Ducati riders could also stand in front of Valentino and take away some points. It is a real possibility, but very dangerous for us both.”

Several days ago Marquez was injured while training on his bicycle and will not be at 100% for Motegi. Aragon was his fifth DNF of the year, why has he struggled so much?
“He had a similar accident on the eve of the Jerez GP, but battled with me for victory and I think Marquez will be competitive in Japan. I think he has committed more mistakes than usual, perhaps due to his unhappy start to the year that put him under a little pressure. We’ve taken this opportunity to take the Team Title and dominate the season.”

So far you’ve taken six wins to Rossi’s four, but he has only once finished off the podium. Will the key to the title now be consistency or winning it all?
“As many points as possible, no matter what. And no mistakes.”


MotoGP, 2015, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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