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Lorenzo chasing Motegi win

“I won here in 2009 and I think we can fight for the win again this weekend” – Jorge Lorenzo.
MotoGP title leader Jorge Lorenzo feels attack is the best form of defence heading into this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Lorenzo hasn't beaten championship rival Dani Pedrosa on track since July's Laguna Seca round, but the Honda rider's Misano non-score - which balanced out Lorenzo's earlier Assen incident - means Lorenzo holds a commanding 33 point lead with four rounds to go.

The return of Pedrosa's team-mate Casey Stoner adds another proven winner to the mix, but Lorenzo is determined to fight for a home Yamaha victory at Motegi.

“We start the Asiatic tour leading the Championship and in a good shape after the Aragon race,” said Lorenzo, second to Pedrosa last time out in Aragon.

“For sure it's going to be difficult because our competitors at this moment of the season are very strong, but we have to play our cards in the best possible way.

“Motegi is a track that I like, I won here in 2009 and I think we can fight for the win again this weekend.”

Team manager Wilco Zeelenberg is also talking of extending, rather than defending, their championship lead.

“Motegi can be a tough track for us but Jorge is very motivated and fit. It would be the perfect start to the triple back to back races to extend our lead this weekend,” said Zeelenberg.

The unlucky Assen incident aside, Lorenzo has finished first or second in every race this season.

Lorenzo can afford to lose an average of eight points per race to Pedrosa in the remaining rounds. The difference between finishing first and third is nine points.



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BeRealistic - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 7:50 AM

As racing fans we all appreciate Jorge's fighting spirit, but he has to be realistic: Honda have the quicker bike! And beating HRC at Motegi -their home track- is not realistic. Unless Honda have problem with tires again, there is no way Jorge is goping to beat them. It is not Jorge's fault, Yamaha simply have not done enough on the engine side. Honda bikes easily outdrag the Yamahas on the straights. Even in slipstream the Yamaha riders struggle to stay in touch with Hondas in front. I think there is no shame for Jorge even if he finishes 2nd in championship.

r - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 7:14 AM

@istab!!? CS: King of slide. Check out Gary McCoy videos, on 2 strokes. Even Rossi for that matter. Dani can win the remaining races. But the Difference is too much,Lorenzo has finished 1st or 2nd in every race.



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