News 12 Oct 2017

Lorenzo in with a strong chance of maiden Ducati victory at Motegi

Japanese circuit one of the Spaniard's favourite venues.

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Multi-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo is confident of claiming his maiden victory aboard the Ducati this weekend at Motegi’s 15th round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship in Japan.

The Spaniard, who landed on the podium at the previous round, said he favours the Japanese venue, and is under the belief that his Desmosedici GP machine will suit the circuit.

“The podium at Aragon was very important for the team and it confirmed that we are going in the right direction,” Lorenzo commented. “Now the final part of the season is about to get underway, with three back-to-back fly-away races, and my aim is the same as ever: to fight for the podium and try and get my first win with Ducati.

“Motegi is one of my favourite tracks, and I’ve managed to win there on a number of occasions in the past. I think that our bike adapts well to the characteristics of this track and so we’ll have a real possibility of getting a good result.”

Lorenzo currently sits seventh in the standings following a recent surge in strong results, as just four rounds remain on the 18-stop calendar.