MotoGP title leader Jorge Lorenzo will cautiously attempt to repeat his 2009 Indianapolis victory this weekend, as he seeks a clean sweep of both 2010 American rounds and his eighth win of the season.
Lorenzo is flying high after enjoying an incredible seven wins from ten races so far this year. The 23-year-old has a championship lead of 77 points over Dani Pedrosa and the Mallorcan knows he simply has to continue in the same consistent way to ensure a first premier-class championship later this year.
After another comfortable win last time out in Brno and a useful one-day test afterwards he is feeling confident of another good result in Indiana.
Lorenzo has a good record with the track having taken a commanding win there last year - after team-mate Valentino Rossi crashed out - and his first ever wet podium in 2008, the first year that MotoGP visited Indianapolis.
"The first back-to-back races in the second half of the season are coming, and this first one after a few days of holiday in the US for me. This weekend will be the second race in this country in 2010 and I am looking forward to it because I would like to repeat the same result as I got in Laguna!" he said.
"I just have good memories from America, last month in Laguna and last year in Indy. Last year was amazing, but this time I don't need to take too many risks. We can avoid it! Indy is a track that I like a lot and it has amazing history. The team and I are planning to continue our great season there this weekend."
"I've never been to Indianapolis so I'm excited!" stated team manager Wilco Zeelenberg. "As for Jorge, he loves Indy and he knows that it's important to get three or four more good finishes and then see where we are. He has a big lead and he doesn't need to stick his neck out or take too many risks, he knows that finishing races and taking points is the most important thing."