Jorge Lorenzo is optimistic Misano will be the catalyst than enables him to rediscover his trademark consistency in the MotoGP World Championship.
After a run of three poor results, Lorenzo managed to return to the rostrum in Austria before finishing outside the points in the wet at Brno in the Czech Republic, while Silverstone offered the Ducati-bound 29-year-old little solace, with Lorenzo finishing eighth on the factory Movistar Yamaha.
The reigning MotoGP world champion is looking for a spark to re-energise his 2016 campaign and Misano could provide the answer on Sunday, where Lorenzo tasted victory three years in a row in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and finished as the runner-up on four occasions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014.
“Silverstone was another disappointing race where we could have gotten a good result. We struggled the whole weekend and finally we used a different setting for the race and it worked worse than we expected. However now it's time to forget about what happened in the past and focus on the next Grand Prix in Misano,” Lorenzo said.
“This is one of my favourite tracks, so let's see if we can turn the tide. Right now the only thing we can do is work even harder and try to get the best result possible. I don't want to think about the championship because it's very difficult.”
Lorenzo is 64 points behind championship leader Marc Marquez and has a deficit of 14 points to overhaul on team-mate Valentino Rossi in second place.