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Lorenzo set for latest comeback.

Race-winning MotoGP rookie Jorge Lorenzo will make his latest return from injury at this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix.

Lorenzo underwent arm surgery immediately after his stunning debut MotoGP victory at Estoril, only to break his ankles next time out in China.

Further falls at Le Mans, Mugello and Barcelona climaxed in the Spaniard missing his second home race due to concussion, with attempts to carefully rebuild his battered confidence then shattered by a huge first lap highside - which left him with three broken metatarsals in his left foot - at Laguna Seca.

Intense physiotherapy during the summer break has at least offered Lorenzo the chance to reach 'near full fitness' for this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, a circuit where he has taken 250cc victory from pole position for the last two seasons, in addition to a 125cc win back in 2004.

"I am going to Brno with a high hopes and above all trying not to think about the disappointment of Laguna Seca; it's behind me now," said the reigning double 250cc world champion. "In the USA I was fast once again and I hope that I can carry on like this in the Czech Republic. I know that I can.

"Brno is a circuit that I like a lot, it's one of my favourites. I've won there three times in 125cc and 250cc. It's a good place for my riding style and the weather is normally perfect. Physically I feel very good after the crash and the injuries, I definitely feel as good as could be expected.

"It's the first time this season that I've really had proper time to recover, thanks to the holidays, so I think I am in good shape. At the moment I am still using my crutches to walk but I have been able to do some training and I know that I won't have a problem when I arrive in Brno on Thursday," he insisted.

For Lorenzo's Fiat Yamaha team manager Daniele Romagnoli, this weekend will be all about continuing the process of rebuilding Lorenzo's confidence in his Michelin-shod YZR-M1.

"From talking to Jorge it seems that he is feeling much better; he is back in training and we are expecting him to be as fit as he could be in the circumstances," said Romagnoli. "The crash was a huge disappointment but at least he has had the maximum time to get over it and we know that he will have made the most of the break.



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Cubik Rube

August 12, 2008 11:22 AM

Good luck to you J-Lo, you''ve grown on me with your balls out style and how you have carried yourself since being with the big boys. Just don''t go hurting yourself any more as you you need to be around for a few years to keep entertaining me :)

saran dorairaj

August 12, 2008 5:17 PM

podium Rossi 1st Lorenzo 2nd Pedrosa 3rd Stoner 4th. Sorry guys I am trying to collect points for Rossi for the Championship. Also Sete's Curse has been delivered to Casey Stoner in Laguna Seca so he is not going to win any more races from now on. :-o



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