Teammate Jorge Lorenzo impressed with his form in Silverstone, where he fought a hard battle with rival Marc Marquez and boosted his confidence. This weekend the four-time World Champion aims to add to his list of dazzling results in San Marino.
Lorenzo has been on the podium every year since the track was added to the MotoGP calendar in 2007. What‰Ûªs more, he‰Ûªs maintained a MotoGP premier class winning streak at this circuit for the last three years and took three consecutive second-place finishes prior to that. He also claimed victory in the 250cc class in 2007, making him the most successful rider at the Misano circuit.
‰ÛÏI think we're on the good path as we saw at Silverstone and, although we were not able to win there, we did a fantastic job." Lorenzo reflected. "Perhaps we suffered more at Silverstone because the rear tyre was different from what we used in the previous races.
"I thought Silverstone was the ideal scenario to get the first win but was unable to prevail, despite big expectations. Misano could definitely be the place to aim for the win, but I don‰Ûªt want to obsess about it.
"I won‰Ûªt do anything crazy, I‰Ûªll just try to do my best and show our best performance. If I can‰Ûªt win, another podium would be nice. I think we're at the best level we‰Ûªve been this year and we‰Ûªre doing a fantastic job with the team. The bike works well and, to me, Misano is a really lovely track because of its quick lay-out and plenty of fast
At the end of 2006 the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli was radically renovated in order to host major world motor sports events. Two years of updating saw the circuit lengthened to 4226 meters, with a reversal in the direction of travel (they now ride the track clockwise), a new pitlane and a new chicane.
These improvements not only made the track safer, but also increase the race excitement as the numerous fast corners give many overtaking possibilities.
Top Image: Valentio Rossi is looking forward to his home GP This weekend.
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