Lorenzo looks to extend Mugello win streak
28 May 2014 – Jorge Lorenzo has set his sights on claiming a fourth successive Italian Grand Prix victory this weekend.
The Yamaha rider has mastered the Mugello circuit for the past three seasons and, in the wake of a challenging race at Le Mans, is looking to bounce back by claiming what would be his first win of the 2014 campaign.
"I would like to forget what happened at Le Mans," he said. "I couldn't feel good on the bike so we need to think about the future. I will never give up and continue working really hard to get ready when our moment comes.
"Now we are going to visit some special tracks for me and I think we can change some things to stay in front. We need to try to fight for our first victory of the season. That would be great for all of us, the team and I.
"Mugello is a suitable scenario for me where I've made some good memories in the past few years."
Meanwhile, team-mate Valentino Rossi is also hopeful of success, in what will be his 300th Grand Prix.
"There are always 25 points as the other races, but Mugello is a matter of honour," said the Italian.
"Jorge has won the last three years and this means that the M1 is very competitive on this track."
On his upcoming milestone, Rossi added: "It will be my 300th GP this weekend. For that I am not very happy because it means that I'm old but I'm happy because I am in good shape and I can still be very fast!"