After crashing out of the lead at the last two races, and slipping 50 points behind Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo's only realistic goal for the remainder of the 2009 season is race wins.

Lorenzo took two wins during the first four rounds of the season, but hasn't stood on the top step since, something he will try to change at round twelve at Indianapolis this weekend.

"Indy is very special for me because it's the first track where I got a podium in wet conditions, in my very first year in MotoGP!" he said of last year's storm-shortened race.

"Last year was strange, maybe we should have finished earlier because Hurricane Ike was pretty strong; this time I hope everything will be a little bit easier.

"I am feeling confident because I've felt good in the last races, riding very fast since the beginning of the weekend, despite what's happened on Sunday.

"I am not thinking about the championship any more but I would like to win a race again after more than three months, especially here in Indy when it's the centenary of the track.

"It's a busy two weeks, with Misano straight after, but we're ready," he added.

Team manager Daniele Romagnoli admitted a strong points finish is needed to help 'forget' the disappointment of the last two rounds.

"After the last two races our sole target again is to do the best we can and fight for the top positions, we want a good result to help us forget Brno and set us up for the final stage of the championship."

Lorenzo is due to announce his 2010 plans at or before this weekend's event.

Five rounds remain after Indianapolis.

Comments

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register to add your comment