Lorenzo ‘feels stronger than ever’ ahead of iconic Assen

The Yamaha factory team heads to favourite track of Assen following a strong test in Aragon last week and fresh off back-to-back victories for Jorge Lorenzo. Heading to Assen for the 65th year, the flat, fast Dutch

Lorenzo is excited to head to favorite Assen

Photo: Yamaha MotoGP

track is popular amongst most riders but in particular the Yamaha team-mates. 

The 26 year old Spaniard sits just 23 points behind compatriot Dani Pedrosa in the world championship standings and is very excited to visit one of his favourite circuits on the MotoGP calender. After winning at the Dutch circuit four times across all three classes, Lorenzo is keen to continue his winning form at Assen following two dominant wins at both Mugello and his home track of Catalunya just two weeks ago.  

The reigning world champion revealed “Well, I’m quite happy after winning at Mugello and also Montmeló, two important victories for both me and the team for the Championship. We were in a very good shape these last two races and I feel stronger than ever and really hungry to win. I think in the last two races we made a quite big step on the bike to get the consistency on race pace. Assen has been my favourite track ever. I love the circuit, historic, quick and very flowing, but also I love the landscape, the ambience and I have always liked the country. I am very motivated to go there and try to keep this line of winning, even more after our good test at Barcelona and Aragon, when we achieved some improvements for the future.”
Italian team-mate Valentino Rossi hopes to make improvements on his previous race results following a positive test at Aragon last week. 

The nine times world champion has struggled to decrease the gap from the leading group in the opening rounds of the 2013 season, with the new qualifying format particularly hindering his chances. A known favourite of Rossi’s, Assen could be the place for him to be back fighting for a podium finish following the improvements made in Aragon.  

Rossi explained“I am very happy about the test in Aragon and I’m looking forward to going to Assen. The settings that we tested were positive and now I feel more feeling with the bike, especially when braking. For me it is an important step and I really want to try the new set-up in another track. I hope that this improvement will help me also to get a better starting position as it is so important to make the best qualification possible. Assen is a great track, I love it and it brings to mind a lot of good memories. We’ll try to leave this good feeling with the track and the bike to improve our results”.

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