Jorge Lorenzo has stressed he is taking nothing for granted despite hitting the front in the MotoGP championship battle for the first time at Brno two weeks ago. The Spaniard arrives at Silverstone level on points with Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi but having beaten him in the last two races, the momentum is with Lorenzo.
Despite the sensational comeback from a difficult start to the season, Lorenzo is remaining cautious and knows he must maintain his high standards to keep Rossi behind him.
“I’m very proud of the recovery. After Argentina, I was 29 points behind and now we both start a new championship. The fact that I’ve recovered the points doesn’t necessarily mean I will get more points than Valentino in the next races though. Every race is different and the fact that I’ve won here a few times doesn’t mean I’ll be as fast as before. We have to work hard and feel good from first practice because if not, it’s always a little more complicated.”
The Yamaha duo lead Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez by 52 points with seven races to go and Lorenzo is refusing to rule out the reigning champion just yet.
“It’s a good situation for Yamaha. We’ve waited many years for this situation and now we have that advantage. Marc is still in the championship though I believe because he can still win some races and recover those points so we have to be careful and push in every practice and every race to get the maximum points possible.”