Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo is chasing a third MotoGP victory on the trot as he heads into this weekend's sixth round of the championship at Mugello in Italy.

Lorenzo followed up his maiden victory of the season at Jerez in Spain with another commanding performance at Le Mans in France, heading up a Yamaha one-two as team-mate Valentino Rossi came home in second place.

The result provided two-time premier class champion Lorenzo with confirmation that his Jerez victory wasn't a flash in the pan as he aims to carry his revitalised momentum into the Mugello MotoGP, where the factory Yamaha star was involved in a stunning battle for honours last year with Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez.

"Le Mans was a confirmation that I'm feeling stronger and that I'm in a great shape. Claiming a second victory in a row was very important to me and the team in order to know for certain that Jerez wasn't a one-time event.

"In Le Mans we got the pace and the rhythm to achieve another win. The YZR-M1 is a nice bike to ride and permits me to ride in the manner I like," Lorenzo said.

"In Le Mans we were able to do a perfect job during the whole weekend, as in Jerez, and now we look forward to racing again in Mugello.

"The track is maybe one of my favourites throughout the MotoGP calendar so I'm eager to race there. In the past I got so many wins in Mugello and it's a suitable circuit for both me and the YZR-M1," he added.

"It's fluid, with many uphill and downhill sectors and amazing, long high-speed corners such as Arrabbiata 1 and 2. I will try to fight again for the podium here and keep this nice momentum going."

Lorenzo has finished on the rostrum at Mugello six times in succession since 2009, taking three wins in 2011, 2012 and 2013.



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