Jorge Lorenzo will continue to chase victories as the MotoGP championship battle enters the final four races this weekend. The Yamaha rider leads Dani Pedrosa by 33 points ahead of back-to-back races in Japan, Malaysia and Australia knowing he will clinch the title as long as he maintains that lead through the long hauls.
Lorenzo will continue to be aggressive though and believes he will have a package capable of taking the fight to Repsol Honda at Motegi.
“We start the Asiatic tour leading the Championship and in a good shape after the Aragon race. For sure it’s going to be difficult because our competitors at this moment of the season are very strong but we have to play our cards in the best possible way. Motegi is a track that I like, I won here in 2009 and I think we can fight for the win again this weekend.”
Teammate Ben Spies was involved in an unfortunate collision with Valentino Rossi at the start of last year’s race and wants to reward Yamaha with a better result on his final appearance for the team at their home race.
“I’m looking forward to the weekend. We had some bad luck last year on the first lap when Valentino crashed but we had really good pace. We’ve had a couple of decent results running up to this weekend so hopefully we can put together a good result for Yamaha here at their home race.”