Jorge Lorenzo intent on Mugello win


Jorge Lorenzo is determined to start working his way back to the top this weekend.

Lorenzo was the 2012 MotoGP world champion, and gave Marc Marquez a run for the money last year, finishing second. But this year, he’s had some bad luck and really goofed up once or twice. Now he’s sitting in fifth overall, but he intends to change that.

This weekend’s MotoGP race takes place at the Mugello circuit in Italy, a place where Lorenzo has seen great success in the last few years. He’s taken five straight podiums at the track – wins in his last three starts, and second-place finishes before that. He’s hoping to get back on the podium again this weekend, and put this season’s disappointing results behind him.

“I would like to forget what happened at Le Mans,” Lorenzo told “I will never give up and continue working really hard to get ready when our moment comes.”

“Now we are going to visit some special tracks for me and I think we can change some things to stay in front. We need to try to fight for our first victory of the season. That would be great for all of us, the team and me.”

Of course, this weekend is Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi’s 300th GP race, and he’s intent on a win as well.

“There are always 25 points as the other races, but Mugello is a matter of honour. Jorge (Lorenzo) has won the last three years on the Yamaha, doing fantastic races, and this means that the M1 is very competitive on this track,” Rossi said.

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