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Lorenzo wants Indy victory.

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.



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Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
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I love the RAIN not

August 24, 2009 2:04 PM
Last Edited 580 days ago

I like Lorenzo still but have lost recpect for him at the moment. If Lorenzo did a 9-5 Job and got £500 a week Money would not be a option having the best bike would be and the Money will take care of it self. He also get Sponsorship Money and it does not matter wot team he rides for in motogp he would still get buckets of cash. I just don't think he know how lucky he his on those wages even top 125 rides get well paid and it only a 125 and that without there sponsorship Money as well I think he will be on the Ducati shame but Money talks but that does not mean World Title I just hope it does not f.ck his career up. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



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