Jorge Lorenzo talks about MotoGP leap

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Double world 250 world champion Jorge Lorenzo has spoken about his expectations for 2008 and how he is coping with the switch to MotoGP in Italy today.

The Spaniard said: “The M1 is a bike I like very much – it is very compatible with my racing style. You need to work with a lot of feel and of course we need to work on the engine. During the last test my time was great. I need to work a lot more to get to my limit, but thankfully we have plenty of time I think we’re a very competitive team with two very strong riders.”

Lorenzo has already faced a host of big-name rivals who’ll be in MotoGP next year during his 125 and 250cc days, including the likes of Toni Elias, Casey Stoner and Anthony West.

And 2008 could see the emergence of a heated Spanish rivalry between Lorenzo and Honda rival Dani Pedrosa

When asked during a press conference at the Fiat Yamaha team launch who he would rather beat next season between Pedrosa and Rossi, Lorenzo replied, “Him, I’d like to beat him, Valentino.”




Rob Hull

By Rob Hull