Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo is ready for the 'real game' to start at the opening race of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar this weekend.
In last year's race at Losail the two-time premier class champion spun off on the first lap and Lorenzo is looking forward to the opportunity to rectify some of those wrongs this weekend, even though he missed out on the final day of the test at the same track earlier this month.
"The pre-season is over and I look forward to racing as soon as possible. We've completed a very positive preseason with some benefits in terms of new, mechanical parts and also in terms of performance," he told crash.net.
"We did a great job in both the Sepang tests and we got some clear ideas how to improve the bike. Then we visited Qatar a few days ago but unfortunately there, a track that usually suits our YZR-M1 better, we struggled a bit to get the best set-up.
"Finally we lost the final day because of the rain and that was a pity, but now we face the first challenge of the championship, the real game, and we go to Losail eager to fight for the first victory," added Lorenzo.
"I want to forget what happened there one year ago with the crash in the first lap of the race. Fortunately this year we'll arrive in a better shape and we can do even better in the first part of the season so we are quite positive for the starting race."