News 2 May 2019

Favoured Jerez circuit long been the focus for Lorenzo

Repsol Honda pilot anticipating a strong showing this weekend in Spain.

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After missing a valuable portion of pre-season testing, Jorge Lorenzo has revealed his focus has been set on this weekend’s fourth round of MotoGP at Jerez since the series got underway.

Favouring the Spanish circuit, multi-time world champion Lorenzo is rebounding from an enduring campaign at Circuit of the Americas, where he encountered a technical problem.

The Spaniard is still coming to terms with the Repsol Honda RC213V, and paired with a venue that admittedly suits his style, Lorenzo is anticipating a strong result come Sunday.

“I have been focusing on this race since the start of the season,” Lorenzo declared. “With limited testing, we knew the opening rounds would be tricky. Jerez is one of my favourite circuits.

“The surface normally has a lot of grip and this suits my style very well unlike a couple of tracks we have already visited. I am sure we can achieve a good result with the Repsol Honda Team after learning a lot in the opening rounds.”

Following the first three rounds, Lorenzo sits 17th in the championship standings with seven points to his name.