Lorenzo targets more Le Mans success

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo says he is looking forward to this weekends racing at the legendary Le Mans circuit in France. 

The 29-year-old has been very successful at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit with numerous podiums, including wins in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015 plus a second place in 2008.

Last week Lorenzo was testing his YZR-M1 at Jerez and showed consistent very fast pace and if he can carry that into the weekend then he will be a major threat to pick up another podium.

In the last MotoGP race on April 24 in Jerez, Lorenzo finished second behind teammate Valentino Rossi.

In the MotoGP rider standings, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is top with 82 points followed by Lorenzo on 65 points while Rossi is third sitting on 58 points after four races.

In an interview with Cycle World, Lorenzo said his focus was to score maximum points in every race but expected Le Mans to be tricky because of the unpredictable weather conditions.

“Jerez was a good race, not perfect because of the result, but at least we could add one more podium to our tally,” Lorenzo said.

“This season it‘s going to be crucial to keep scoring the maximum number of points every race like we did in Jerez, so we can now focus on Le Mans, where we intend to do the same. France is often tricky because of the weather, so we need to be prepared in case it rains.

“Anyway, my target is to try to get another podium and be a constant at the front, though it‘s still uncertain how we will be able to manage with the new tires.

“Every race is different but we need to be focused the whole weekend and try to get the maximum from our package.”