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MotoGP Australia: Lorenzo 'Two-in-a-row turnaround unbelievable'

"Winning two races in a row after a very disappointing start of the season was unbelievable" - Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo continued a remarkable second-half MotoGP season turnaround with back-to-back wins at Aragon and Japan.

Those 50 points are more than Lorenzo scored in the opening five races combined - when struggles with the 2014 tyre construction and a relative lack of fitness were compounded by mistakes in Qatar and Texas.

But the Movistar Yamaha rider has scored more points than any other riders since the summer break and is now within three-points of team-mate Valentino Rossi and Honda's Dani Pedrosa for second in the world championship.

Lorenzo is the only rider, other than champion Marc Marquez, to have won more than a single race this year.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Lorenzo said: “It was a great feeling to win in Motegi once again. Winning two races in a row after a very disappointing start of the season was unbelievable, not only for me but also for all the guys from Yamaha who worked really hard.

“Now I look forward to racing in Phillip Island, another amazing place to ride. Australia is always special and the layout is always perfect for having fun. To me the joy of riding there with the M1 is difficult to explain but I love the long and fast corners, especially the last one before going towards the straight to the finish.

“Hopefully we can have another great weekend and fight for the victory once again, which is so important regarding the second place in the championship.”

Tagged as: Yamaha , Lorenzo

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October 15, 2014 3:42 PM

It's a shame Lorenzo tossed the bike away at Qatar and essentially lost his mojo earlier in the season. Seems the tire adaptation took some time as well. VR & DP are good for a win here and there, but Lorenzo is the one capable of going toe-to-toe with MM for a title. And yes, I'm a VR46 fan.... but I know the reality of who-is-who in GP at present.


October 15, 2014 1:01 PM

beastinblack: MM let you win that one. He rode with his head and just banked the championship. Dont expect to win any more edge gripping lorenzoland.
So much hate. Childish. Smoothest rider on the grid with some of the best bike control talent and you just hate.

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