Jorge Lorenzo is ready to engage in the 'real game' as Qatar hosts the first round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship this weekend.

The Movistar Yamaha rider intends to banish the memories of his shock first-lap spill at the Losail International Circuit last year as Lorenzo targets a winning start to the season under the floodlights on Sunday.

The double premier class champion lamented missing out on the final day of the Qatar test earlier this month due to the weather, but Lorenzo is in a positive frame of mind for the championship curtain raiser this weekend.

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"The pre-season is over and I look forward to racing as soon as possible. We've completed a very positive preseason with some benefits in terms of new, mechanical parts and also in terms of performance," he said.

"We did a great job in both the Sepang tests and we got some clear ideas how to improve the bike. Then we visited Qatar a few days ago but unfortunately there, a track that usually suits our YZR-M1 better, we struggled a bit to get the best set-up.

"Finally we lost the final day because of the rain and that was a pity, but now we face the first challenge of the championship, the real game, and we go to Losail eager to fight for the first victory," added Lorenzo.

"I want to forget what happened there one year ago with the crash in the first lap of the race. Fortunately this year we'll arrive in a better shape and we can do even better in the first part of the season so we are quite positive for the starting race."