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Lorenzo excited to ride new Yamaha

Lorenzo gets his first chance aboard the 1000cc Yamaha, which will make its public debut in testing at Brno.
Jorge Lorenzo heads to the 11th round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship at Brno with one eye on closing the gap to Casey Stoner in the overall standings, but also another eye on the much anticipated post-event test for the new 1000cc Yamaha.

The Spaniard went into the summer break 20 points behind Stoner in the overall standings after the Australian got the better of him to the United States Grand Prix.

Nonetheless, Lorenzo is feeling positive about his chances in the Czech Republic Grand Prix, a race he won in 2010 on the way to his record-breaking title.

"After the long break we are going to Brno completely recharged and ready to fight and try to reduce the gap with Casey. This is a track I like and where I won last year. I hope we can start the second half of the season on the podium.

Beyond the race, however, Lorenzo is also excited about climbing aboard the new 1000cc Yamaha, which – unlike its Ducati and Honda counterparts - is yet to have broken cover.

“After the race we will be testing the 1000cc bike for one day. I am really looking forward to discovering the new Yamaha."



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lemmy - Unregistered

August 08, 2011 6:31 PM

I think the Honda and Yamaha are fairly even now. One is better in some areas and the other is better in other areas. But Casey definitely has the advantage for the championship this year. For one he has a 20pt lead, but he also has several of his best tracks in the last half of the year (Aus, Mal, Val, Ara). But it is sure to be a close battle. I just hope both stay healthy.

gg_hh - Unregistered

August 08, 2011 4:09 PM

Jorge can ride the M1 to it's maximum and this allows him to challenge Stoner. Though, I still think Honda is the best bike this season...and Casey knows how to take it to the limit, too. I think when both bikes are at their max potential the advantage lies with Honda for 2011. Jorge may dominate everyone else in the paddock, but Stoner is just as good as him and will be extremely difficult to beat head to head. There will have to be some kind of problem for Stoner.



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