Jorge Lorenzo is confident that he can challenge for a third straight victory this weekend as he battles to keep his championship hopes alive. The reigning champion trails Marc Marquez by 34 points with five races remaining but has been chipping away at the deficit in recent races and following a successful test at Aragon earlier this year, Lorenzo expects to be competitive again.
“I’m really looking forward to going to Aragon because in that track we did a very good test before the Assen Grand Prix. In those tests we were the fastest and now we have an even better bike. I’m looking forward to getting to know our new level at the circuit. I feel very good physically and also the last Misano test went very well for us, so I’m going to Aragon feeling positive.”
Yamaha also tested immediately after the San Marino Grand Prix and Valentino Rossi is hopeful he has made the necessary progress to break the Spanish domination this weekend.
“After doing a test, I am always very curious to go to the next race. The Misano test was very positive. We improved various aspects so I want to see if we are able to make a further step on race. My goal is always to fight with Jorge, Dani and Marc. In recent tests done at Aragon, Jorge and I made good times with the M1. The bike worked well so we are eager to go on to this circuit.”