Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to end losing streak

Jorge Lorenzo is determined to end his losing streak when the MotoGP world championship makes its second trip across the Atlantic to Indianapolis this weekend.

The 22-year-old Spaniard hasn’t won since the French GP in Le Mans and his world title hopes have suffered a hammering recently when he crashed out of the lead at Donington Park and Brno.

The Spaniard, who is expected to decide his future in Indianapolis this week having been made a multi-million pound offer by Ducati, has fallen 50-points adrift of Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi.

The double world 250 champion said: "Indy is very special for me because it’s the first track where I got a podium in wet conditions, in my very first year in MotoGP! Last year was strange, maybe we should have finished earlier because Hurricane Ike was pretty strong; this time I hope everything will be a little bit easier.

"I am feeling confident because I’ve felt good in the last races, riding very fast since the beginning of the weekend, despite what’s happened on Sunday. I am not thinking about the championship any more but I would like to win a race again after more than three months, especially here in Indy when it’s the centenary of the track."

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt