Lorenzo hoping for Brno kickstart

Jorge Lorenzo is hoping to capitalise on his past success at Brno ahead of this weekend’s race in the Czech Republic.

Ducati rider Lorenzo is slowly making progress on the GP17 following his switch to the Italian team from Yamaha, and said he is looking forward to replicating his former successes on the Desmosedici this weekend.

The five-time World Champion has been on just one podium so far this season and lies 64 points behind leader Marc Marquez in the standings down in ninth place.

But with several podiums and great results at Brno in nine appearances, including a stunning start-to-finish win in 2015, the ‘Spartan’ is aiming to begin the second half of the year with a bang.

“We’ve reached the half-way point of the season and after a few days’ vacation immediately after the German GP, I have been training hard the last three weeks to prepare for the second part of the championship,” Lorenzo said.

“Brno is a circuit where I feel really good and I think I can get a good performance out of my bike. It’s a track with lots of corners, all linked together, and I’ve got a lot of good memories here.

“I can’t wait to get back to working with my team to boost my competitiveness in the last nine rounds of the championship, and I’m sure we’ll make a big step forward.”