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Lorenzo: “I lost some valuable points”

Lorenzo: “I lost some valuable points”

A difficult Japanese GP saw Jorge Lorenzo break away and then fade; he seeks redemption at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

After five laps of the Japanese GP many spectators thought the race was done, Jorge Lorenzo had put in five blistering laps to leave the rest of the MotoGP™ World Championship field in his wake. But as the track began to dry, his tyres dropped and it became a battle for the Movistar Yamaha rider to even finish the race. He eventually ended third with championship rival and teammate Valentino Rossi ahead, the championship gap widening. The Australian GP will be critical for Lorenzo’s title challenge, he needs to win the remaining three races of the 2015 season and even then he has to hope Rossi finishes lower than second.

Lorenzo’s Australian GP record is strong; he won the MotoGP™ race in 2013 and claimed second on three other occasions in the premier class. It’s not all fond memories however; in 2011 he crashed during Warm Up and lost the tip of a finger on his left hand, which subsequently ruled him out of the race. In many races this year Lorenzo has shown the race pace to dominate in the dry during practice, but frequently weather has come to play a significant role in proceedings. As the seasons shift to summer in Australia, Phillip Island’s weather remains unpredictable.

Jorge Lorenzo: “After another strange race I lost some valuable points in Motegi but I‘m still in contention for the championship title. It‘s true 18 points behind Valentino is a difficult margin to cut down but I will try with all my efforts. If I‘m able to win all the races and Vale makes any mistake we can win the championship. Now we are facing another nice race. Phillip Island is a track I like a lot but also Vale enjoys it here so it will be interesting. It‘s a very demanding track for the setting of the bike, also because of the tricky weather conditions, so we need to be prepared for anything.”

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