Lorenzo seeks home cheer in Valencia

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo is looking to finish a marvellous 2012 season with victory in Valencia this weekend.

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The Yamaha rider wrapped up his second title in Australia in the previous round of the championship and now wants to cap a memorable season with a win in his native country.

"This is the last round of the season, it's a great feeling to be coming home to my Spanish fans as the world champion," he told motogp.com.

"It's been a long, tough year and we have all worked so hard to get here, now this weekend will be one to enjoy for all of us with less pressure.

"I will of course still be pushing for the top step of the podium; it would be amazing to end the year with a victory."

With the current champion targeting victory in Spain last year's title-holder will be competing in his final race before retiring from the sport.

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner, who claimed an emotional home win at Phillip Island a fortnight ago, has decided he wants to step back from racing but the 27-year-old Australian is eager to go out with a bang.

"Valencia should be a little better for me again, not as good as Phillip Island, but I've always had great success there, many pole positions and race wins," he said.

"I hope we can be competitive there and with the track going left it should suit our bike and me a little better at this point.

"It's not going to be easy but it would be nice to get another good result on my final race in MotoGP."

Stoner is already certain of a third-place finish in the world championship standings with his team-mate Dani Pedrosa assured of the runner-up spot to compatriot Lorenzo.



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