MotoGP heads back to the United States this weekend, for Round 11 of the championship, at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And FIAT Yamaha’s championship leading rider, Jorge Lorenzo is looking to add to his tally of 7 wins from 10 races.
The Spaniard has fond memories of the Brickyard, with his first wet podium in 2008 and eventually claiming the top step last year. “This weekend will be the second race in this country in 2010 and I am looking forward to it because I would like to repeat the same result as I got in Laguna! I just have good memories from America, last month in Laguna and last year in Indy. Last year was amazing, but this time I don’t need to take too many risks. We can avoid it! Indy is a track that I like a lot and it has amazing history. The team and I are planning to continue our great season there this weekend.”
Lorenzo’s team-mate, Italian Valentino Rossi also has great memories of the track, including reaching the top step of the podium in 2008 in terrible weather conditions. However, a repeat of last year would not be what The Doctor needs, as he slid out after a race long tussle with Lorenzo for the lead.
“Indianapolis is a special place, an amazing track and as always it’s fun to race in America. I have great memories from 2008 when I won in the hurricane, even if it’s not something I want to repeat! This year we arrive in a different situation to last year, fifth in the championship and not at 100% in physical condition, but I am feeling stronger all the time. Brno was disappointing but the test helped us to understand what went wrong and so we are hopeful that we can be back on good form in Indy.”