The double MotoGP™ Champion talks about his chances for 2015 ahead of the final pre-season test in Qatar.
Jorge Lorenzo left the test at Sepang two weeks ago second overall on the timesheet’s, having set his fastest ever time at the Malaysian circuit. The Spanish rider, while appearing at a promotional event recently, gave us an insight into how his pre-season has been going and his hopes for the 2015 MotoGP™ season.
Lorenzo: “The test went very well, we have done a great job and I am better this year because I have not had to undergo surgery in the off-season. Yamaha and I finished well last year, but while we’ve taken a step forward with the new updates to the bike, the favourite is still Honda and Marquez “.
“In Sepang we were not far away and at circuits like Assen, Mugello and Phillip Island we can be even better. I have a very good feeling with the bike this year even with all the changes, and while I was not the fastest in Sepang, I have managed two titles with the Yamaha, and have very high hopes for this years bike.”
“Our competitors are not asleep, especially Honda, and Ducati have also shown great pace. We do not start the year as favourites, thats obviously Honda and Marc, so we have to work hard to try and start the year as close as possible, to allow us to fight for the top step of the podium.
“Last year I was the rider with the most points from Germany to Valencia and finished the Championship very strongly. If we can start at the same level or even stronger, then we can definitely aspire to win the championship. “