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Indianapolis MotoGP: Lorenzo 'I want to give my best'

"There are still nine races left and I want to give my best. I want to fight and ride in my best way to try to win" - Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo will seek to draw a line under his least successful opening half to a MotoGP season when racing gets back underway at Indianapolis this weekend.

The double world champion, expected to soon confirm an extension to his Movistar Yamaha contract, is fifth in the world championship after three podiums during the opening nine rounds.

That compares with a previous worst four podiums, including one victory, at the same stage of his injury interrupted rookie 2008 season.

But Lorenzo has a strong record at Indianapolis, with five MotoGP podiums - more than any other rider - including victory in 2009.

“Back to work!” said Lorenzo. “After a very good time relaxing while on holiday I'm now keen to get back on the bike. It's always important to get some days off to recover physically and mentally, but I'm looking forward to ride in Indy.

“During this summer break I could rest and keep focused for the second half of the season. There are still nine races left and I want to give my best. I want to fight and ride in my best way to try to win.

“During the last race in Germany I felt quite comfortable with the bike and I think I can come back in good shape during this part of the year. I'm looking forward to racing in Indy, especially with the new asphalt, to check if it is better for us than in the previous years."

Lorenzo is just two points behind Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso for fourth place in the world championship, but 44 points from team-mate Valentino Rossi.

The last non-Honda MotoGP winner in the USA was Lorenzo at Laguna Seca in 2010.

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August 06, 2014 2:57 PM

ProfessorX: thats cause he knows his slower teammate is getting priority with the bike and electronics. He realizes that it doesn't matter how good he is, its whether or not he can bring sponsorship money in that counts. He realizes that he might have to leave GPs sooner rather than later because hes not a hot commodity, needed to help keep Stoner from dominating every race, because now it doesn't matter about talent, it's only about whether MM or Rossi can put on a good show for the people who can't see what's right in front of their eyes.
Slower teammate, i cant see this all season long so far. What r u talking about? And please explain to me why if Rossi is quicker in any race agains any rider, its all about bike, but when he slower its about talent?

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