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MotoGP Aragon: Lorenzo unfazed by Honda record

“Last year I won in Motegi, a Honda track, and it was a massive surprise. I don't see why we can't do the same thing at Aragon!” - Jorge Lorenzo.
With Valentino Rossi taking Yamaha's first MotoGP win of the season at Misano, team-mate Jorge Lorenzo would like nothing better than to claim Yamaha's first ever Aragon victory this weekend.

Honda riders have won the last three events at the Spanish circuit, following a Ducati victory for Casey Stoner at the inaugural 2010 event.

But Lorenzo finished just 1.356s behind Marc Marquez last season and is ready to cause an upset this weekend.

“Motorland is a great track but it's one of the few circuits on the calendar where I was never able to win,” Lorenzo said. “Over the last few years the layout seemed to be more suitable for our rivals, but I guess this season we can be closer especially because we tested there a couple of days after Montmeló so we already have some references.”

Lorenzo added: “You never know. Last year I won in Motegi, a Honda track, and it was a massive surprise. I don't see why we can't do the same thing this year at Aragon!”

Lorenzo qualified on pole last time at Misano, but was unable to match Rossi in the race, resulting in his fourth runner-up finish in a row.

“I'm still pursuing my first victory of this season and Misano again wasn't the place, but I'm not worried about it. Hopefully we can complete a good weekend at Aragon and let's see what happens!” he said.

Tagged as: Yamaha , Lorenzo

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September 24, 2014 3:25 PM

Jorge has a point. He said something similar before Misano too, about the history being irrelevant. Obviously certain track layouts favour certain characteristics in a bike. But just because historically a track suited Honda (or Yamaha, or anyone else for that matter) it doesn't automatically follow that it still does. These bikes change massively every year and development is organic. Set up plays a massive factor, as does the rider. Good luck to Jorge this weekend. Even if he doesn't win, it'd be nice to get him battling at the front. Same goes for Rossi, Pedrosa, Dovi and Marquez. Hoping for a good race, don't really mind who wins.


September 24, 2014 5:19 PM

Polyccio: Jorge won't be amused if Marquez decides he wants to trade paint with him again. I think Jorge is still very angry about Silverstone so I expect to see him making things difficult for Marquez. As said already, this could be a cracker...
I don't get the impression Jorge is going to shy away from a fight or dislikes the fighting aspect. We saw what he is capable of last year at Valencia. He can fight.

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