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Italy MotoGP: Under pressure Lorenzo keen to evoke 2006 memories

Jorge Lorenzo is hoping a repeat of his 2006 250GP win in Mugello during a 'difficult moment' will be repeated this season.
Though he has been a winner in Mugello for the last three season, Jorge Lorenzo highlights his run to 250GP victory in 2006 as the race he wants to repeat in an effort to get his 2014 MotoGP season back on track.

In a season that has seen Lorenzo struggle for form, with just a single podium finish from the opening five races, his impressive record in Mugello – which includes three consecutive MotoGP wins between 2011 and 2013 – has raised hopes of a revival this weekend.

Indeed, Lorenzo says he feels stronger than the results suggest, adding that the characteristics of the Italian circuit play to the strengths of both his riding style and the Yamaha M1.

“We are more competitive than we are showing in the races,” he insists. “I need to recover my physical condition, but every race is better and better, so we arrive here better than we did in Le Mans. This circuit suits the Yamaha and myself.

“At Le Mans I hoped to make a good start and overtake some riders, but I couldn't. We had a new setting in the warm-up that I felt was better, but it turned out to be worse. I am optimistic though, I feel stronger physically, which is important.

A 'special race' for Lorenzo, the Spaniard is hoping for a similar scenario to 2006 when, after a run of bad form, he bounced back with a timely win that ultimately spurred him on to the 250GP title.

“It's a very special race,” he added. “It is a beautiful track and it is very special for me, especially in 2006 when I arrived in a difficult moment but I won the race. Hopefully something similar will happen and we can do as well as last year.”

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May 29, 2014 8:30 PM
Last Edited 542 days ago

I love Vale till the day I die and in all eternity. But I must say this too.... JLO will get out of this mess that he is in now. He needs to get his head strong again. He is a damn good MotoGP racer. I wouldn't take that credit away from him, as it is not fair as a MotoGP fan. Nobody can help JLO, but only him. He needs to get his head strong again.


May 29, 2014 10:58 PM
Last Edited 493 days ago

@ SwissJudge Yes the jump start is the thing which I meant he needs to get his head right. Why I do have a soft spot to JLO while I am a diehard VALE Fan is ... I noticed JLO has matured over the years that passed him by with his attitude towards Vale, unlike in the past, well as he himself a damn good MotoGP Rider Indeed, if Vale come in first place in this Italian Race, it would be the best day in my life in year 2014 and I am praying for so. Have a nice weekend and lets hope for the best for Vale and a safe race for all the riders.

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