Fresh from his stunning MotoGP debut in Qatar earlier this month, Jorge Lorenzo is confident he can thrill a partisan home crowd in Jerez this weekend.
The 20-year-old made a brilliant class debut when he followed up a maiden pole position with second place behind reigning world champion Casey Stoner in Qatar.
Preparing for his MotoGP debut on home soil this weekend, the Fiat Yamaha rider reckons he can carry on his early season form on board the YZR-M1.
Jorge Lorenzo, who is bidding to become the first rider since Max Biaggi in 1998 to have back-to-back podiums in the premier class, said: “I am always fast here because it is a circuit with a lot of long and fast corners and for my riding style it is quite good.
“We are prepared, we are concentrated, we are motivated and we are happy. But anyway the result of the race doesn’t depend only on us.
“There are a lot of riders who will be fighting for the victory, more this year than ever. A lot of riders are hungry to get the victory and it is difficult for everybody, but great fun.”
Jerez has been a happy hunting ground for Lorenzo having won the 250 race in 2006 and 2007, while it was also the scene of his world championship debut in 2002 when he rode on his 15th birthday.