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Lorenzo: “It‘s going to be crucial to keep scoring”

Lorenzo: “It‘s going to be crucial to keep scoring”

Jerez proved that the 2016 title is a three-rider battle but Jorge Lorenzo is ready for it.

Tyre issues stopped Jorge Lorenzo from challenging his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate for victory in Spain, settling to take 20 points away from his home weekend. Second place granted Lorenzo his 100th MotoGP™ class podium, making him just the third rider to do so. He could very well make it 101 at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, having won the race in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015. A strong historic record may have him as the favourite on paper, but as almost every race of 2016 has shown; anything can happen. Both Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are making up for lost ground after crashing out of a race each, scoring as many points as possible in each round is now more crucial than ever. In recent years Lorenzo has had some difficulties in the wet, rain on race day could certainly change the situation further and make remaining upright even more crucial. Wednesday before the Grand Prix saw Jorge Lorenzo celebrate his 29th birthday, what better way to celebrate than with victory the following Sunday?

Jorge Lorenzo: “Jerez was a good race, not perfect because of the result, but at least we could add one more podium to our tally. This season it‘s going to be crucial to keep scoring the maximum number of points every race, like we did in Jerez, so we can now focus on Le Mans, where we intend to do the same. France is often tricky because of the weather, so we need to be prepared in case it rains. Anyway my target is to try to get another podium and be a constant at the front, though it‘s still uncertain how we will be able to manage with the new tyres. Every race is different but we need to be focused the whole weekend and try to get the maximum from our package.”

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