Jorge Lorenzo says he will do everything he can to overturn the 18 point deficit to Valentino Rossi with three rounds of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship remaining.

After finishing behind his title rivalling Yamaha team-mate in Japan, Lorenzo now faces a steeper mountain to climb in Australia, where Rossi was a race winner last season, knowing three wins won't necessarily be enough to clinch the title is Rossi finishes second.

Frustrated to lose out to Rossi in Motegi when drying conditions saw him slip back in the closing stages, Lorenzo insists he will throw everything at his efforts to recover the ground in the remaining Australia, Malaysia and Valencia rounds

"After another strange race I lost some value points in Motegi but I'm still in contention for the championship title. It's true 18 points behind Valentino is a difficult margin to cut down but I will try with all my efforts. If I'm able to win all the races and Vale makes any mistake we can win the championship.

"Now we are facing another nice race. Phillip Island is a track I like a lot but also Vale enjoys it here so it will be interesting. It's a very demanding track for the setting of the bike, also because of the tricky weather conditions, so we need to be prepared for anything."

 

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