Jorge Lorenzo hopes to put his run of bad luck firmly behind him this weekend as the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina hosts round three of the MotoGP World Championship.

Lorenzo finished fourth in the opening race in Qatar after his vision was affected by a helmet issue and struggled in Austin with illness, again finishing in fourth position.

The Movistar Yamaha rider is striving to regain full fitness after a bout of bronchitis but is looking forward to Sunday's race at a track that plays to the M1's strengths.

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"After being fourth again in Austin I look forward to facing Argentina to try to gain momentum. I think we have solved the first races, where we struggle a bit because of different issues, in the best way possible," Lorenzo said.

"We are fifth in the championship, but this is still at the kick off stage. I feel good in terms of riding and also with the bike. Unfortunately I was sick the whole week in Austin and I wasn't able to be in a perfect shape to fight for the podium. I hope Argentina will suit us better.

"In Termas the circuit is pretty nice to ride and last year, even if I wasn't in an optimal shape, I still managed to get on the podium," he added.

"It's a fast track with very nice corners and I guess this is good news for our bike."

Lorenzo finished third in Argentina last year behind Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.