Jorge Lorenzo is hoping a return to Europe and home soil in Spain will see him rediscover his form following his confidence-boosting podium last time out at Argentina.

Following a miserable start to the season, Lorenzo displayed a fighting spirit in Argentina as he diced with Marc Marquez initially, only to fade in the closing stages to finish third behind the all-dominant Repsol Hondas.

Despite this, two-time MotoGP World Champion Lorenzo was thrilled with his result and is confident it will spur him on to greater achievements, beginning with his home Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, where both he and Yamaha have enjoyed good success in the past.

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"We come back to Europe and I'm so excited to race at home, in Jerez, in front of the Spanish crowd, especially after I've got my first podium of 2014 now. The taste of that podium was really great and sweet after two difficult races.

"The track is always amazing not only because of the layout but also the atmosphere; that is so magical. Obviously this race is going to be tough because both Honda riders are in a very good shape as we saw from Qatar, although Jerez is normally good for Yamaha it is also a special place for Honda.

"I think I have to improve my physical condition a little and also we need to improve as best as possible our bike and be patient and wait for our moment that for sure will come. Anyway, the latest results feed me to be stronger and gave me much more confidence. In Jerez I will push at the maximum to get another great result!"