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MotoGP Netherlands: Lorenzo: Past irrelevant, it's future that counts

'The past is the past and now we are going for the future and last year we finished third, so I think it can be positive, the future in this track' - Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo says he isn't dwelling on the past as the Movistar Yamaha rider aims to enhance his record at Assen, which hasn't been the happiest of hunting grounds in the past for the Mallorcan.

Lorenzo is aiming to get back on track in the MotoGP World Championship race after being wiped out by Ducati's Andrea Iannone at Catalunya earlier this month, costing him valuable points.

However, he is only 10 points behind Marc Marquez and Lorenzo says he prefers to look forwards rather than backwards as he readies himself for this weekend's eagerly anticipated Dutch TT.

“I have positive memories [at Assen], especially in 125 and 250, but not so much in MotoGP apart from victory in 2010 and second place in 2009 and the podium last year,” he said.

“The other years I have had a mix of bad luck and not a good feeling in special conditions. But the past is the past and now we are going for the future and last year we finished third, so I think it can be positive, the future in this track.”

Lorenzo was fuming after Iannone took him out in Barcelona and says the only positive he can take from the incident is that he escaped uninjured.

“It couldn't have been much worse in Barcelona. We started dominant on Friday in the normal track but on Saturday we started having graining on the front and also for what happened they changed the track like in Formula 1,” he said.

“So with the graining and shortened track, it was worse and worse every lap and the if it wasn't enough, I have the incident with Iannone, so it couldn't have been a worse weekend at Montmelo, unless maybe I had been injured.

“But okay, I'm not injured and we arrive here second in the championship and close to Marc and with a good feeling for the future.”

The reigning world champion is hoping for a dry race on Sunday but Lorenzo says he will adapt to whatever conditions materialise this weekend.

“When you have to race with patches of water it is not an easy situation for a rider. With these bikes so powerful and so heavy it is not a good feeling. If this happens, we have to manage in the best way that we can do,” he said.

“Obviously we hope that the race will either be on all dry or all wet, but in these conditions we have to manage in the best way possible.”


Tagged as: Lorenzo , Marquez , Iannone

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Makrus

June 24, 2016 9:00 AM

classicmotof1: Yup, anything goes wrong, just call MM to torpedo Rossi. While Assen last year was practice, he did it perfectly at Sepang.
To quote the song from the movie my daughters are addicted to. Let it go. Let it go.



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