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Lorenzo staying modest, targets Brno podium

The FIAT Yamaha rider carries a 72 point lead into the second-half of the MotoGP season.
Jorge Lorenzo has set his sights on consolidating his substantial MotoGP lead when the series resumes for the second-half of the 2010 season at Brno.

The Spaniard has a good record around the Czech circuit having won on three occasions at 125cc and 250cc level, but is yet to make it onto the podium as a MotoGP rider.

Having crashed out of contention in 2009 whilst disputing the lead of the race with Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo insists he is merely looking to break his Brno podium duck this weekend in a bid to protect an advantage that grew to 72 points with his sixth win of the season at Laguna Seca.

"The holidays were perfect,” he said. “Ten days in the Caribbean for rest and fun, charging the batteries for the second half of the season. I needed it because the calendar has been busy in the last month and now I can focus on the rest of the season.

“We are going to Brno, a track I like and where I've won three times, but never in MotoGP. I haven't even got a podium here and this is my challenge, my first podium in the second part of the season and in Brno. Czech Republic is a nice country, with amazing people at the race and also the track is impressive, fast and with some good hills.

“After the race I will stay in Brno to try something new on the bike, something to improve our bike until the end of championship. Good place to restart!"

Tagged as: Lorenzo , Brno , Czech Republic

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August 10, 2010 1:54 PM

Podiums is all he needs to bag the title from this point on. I'm sure he wants to win and will try to but if Pedrosa or Rossi etc breaks off into the distance early I'm not sure if he'll go 10/10ths to try and catch him and not settle for a podium. Securing points and limiting mistakes are the name of the game for Jorge at this point. Winning the title is the ultimate victory - not just a single race. It will be interesting to see how Jorge plays it for the rest of the season.

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