Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lorenzo vows to up pressure on Stoner

Jorge Lorenzo Laguna Seca 2011

The Yamaha rider is now just 15 points off the lead after taking the fight to the Repsol Hondas at Mugello and Sachsenring

Jorge Lorenzo heads to the tenth round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship at Laguna Seca looking to keep the pressure on Casey Stoner after getting the edge on his title rival in Germany.

Lorenzo was able to reel Stoner in by another four points after pulling off an audacious last corner pass at the Sachsenring, a crucial move that has seen the Spaniard bring the gap down to 15 points.

The second race in succession that Lorenzo has taken the fight to Stoner, the reigning champion is keen to make up more ground at Laguna Seca, one of his favourite circuits on the calendar and scene of a victory in 2010.

"We are very strong at the moment with a great result at both Mugello and Sachsenring, we will try to continue to reduce our gap to Casey. I have had great moments in Laguna; above all last year when I won, but also in 2009 when I got pole position even with a big crash and at the end got a podium. 

“Laguna is amazing; for the American style and atmosphere, but above all because of the corkscrew. I think maybe it is the best corner in the Championship, the place everybody wants to meet! I am looking forward to being back on my M1 there, riding to fight for the title!"

source: crash

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