Indy MotoGP: Points deficit hard to claw back for Jorge Lorenzo

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Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha team boss has told MCN it will be incredibly difficult for the Spaniard to force his way back into MotoGP world title contention in 2009.

The 22-year-old has suddenly fallen out of serious contention for the crown having crashed out of the lead in the last two races at Donington Park and Brno.

The double world 250GP champion heads into this weekend’s Indianapolis race trying to claw back a massive 50-point deficit on in-form Italian Rossi, who has won four out of the last six races.

And his Fiat Yamaha team boss Daniele Romagnoli believes it will be a tough challenge to stop Rossi from romping to a ninth world title in his illustrious career.

He told MCN: “Mathematically it is still possible but the reality is that it will be very tough. You never know with six races to go and anything can happen.

“Jorge will never give up and what is important in the last six races is that he finds a way to beat Valentino.

“Valentino perhaps can be a bit less aggressive with such a big points lead but I still think he wants to beat Jorge, so it should be an interesting final few races.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt