Lorenzo Looking To Avoid 2014 Mistakes

Jorge Lorenzo has promised that there will be no repeat of the mistakes that blighted his 2014 MotoGP campaign as he looks to challenge for a third world crown this year. Lorenzo was speaking at Movistar Yamaha’s official launch at the Madrid headquarters of Telefonica as the 2015 YZR-M1, complete with new livery, was unveiled.

“This event always means a special date for all of us”, Lorenzo explained. “It’s the official kick off of the season and I have to say it’s usually a special moment because we can see the final project and also the new livery. I love the new bike and I’m waiting to test it as soon as possible. With this unveiling starts a new challenge, an amazing challenge. I am much more motivated than ever to start this season.”

Lorenzo’s preparations for 2014 were blighted by his inability to adapt to the new Bridgestone tyres while a series of costly mistakes, including a first lap crash in Qatar and a jump start in Texas, saw his title hopes effectively ended before the season arrived in Europe. A year on though, Jorge is keen to banish those memories and push Marc Marquez all the way for the championship.

“I have prepared well physically and I feel good mentally too. This year we have high hopes with the new M1 because in 2014 we found at the end a good base and we could fight for the podium regularly during the second half of the season. I am convinced that this year things will change and both Yamaha and I will put all our efforts to try to achieve the goal that is simple: to fight for the title. Last year many things happened but I’ve also learned a lot and I think we can compensate and make a great year. I’m waiting to kick off the coming season in Qatar!“