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Lorenzo targets home win

Jorge Lorenzo believes he will be fit enough to battle the likes of Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi and Ducati's Casey Stoner for victory in his home Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

“Thanks to the sudden change in the date of Motegi I have had more time to train,” Lorenzo told the official MotoGP website. “I've been to the gym, have worked with the physiotherapist, and on Tuesday and Thursday I had two days of motocross and dirt track. This has helped me to see that I now have hardly any discomfort in my right hand when riding. I'm very confident because I'll arrive at Jerez at almost 100%.

“Jerez is a magical track for me, and I think it is for all the Spanish riders because it's a circuit where the public really do feel very close to you,” he added. “It has always been quite good to me. I've had many pole positions and have won there on two occasions in 250cc, so I hope to be able to fight for the victory in MotoGP.”

Despite his fractured right hand, sustained in a winter training accident, Lorenzo finished second to reigning seven time MotoGP champion Rossi at the Qatar season opener, which saw Stoner crash out of the lead.

Rossi has since suffered his own injury scare, after falling off a motocross bike, but will also benefit from the postponement of Motegi due to the travel ban caused by the Icelandic volcano.

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Julius Malema - Unregistered

April 26, 2010 5:34 PM

Hey Alex. You reading way to much into things u bladdy dom naai. Hee Hor has top PR skills and he is active on Twitter and FB. Do you really think he'll get involved with politics and hurt his Repsol prospects. Leave that to Edwards who thinks nothing of posing with machine guns and making comments bout nuking blax in Soweto.

alex - Unregistered

April 26, 2010 12:36 PM

Did you actually read what I posted ? Where did I mention Rossi, Burgess or Lorenzo's riding, I was commenting on his stupidly getting involved in the crass, vicious, regional politics here.... unlike every other rider from Spain I can remember. All the others publicly say they are Spanish and are supported pretty much by all when they are winning, Lorenzo won't be, pretty simple really and, yes, Sponsors do notice these things.

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