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HJC Rider Jorge Lorenzo Gets his 5th Victory of the Year

2013 MotoGP R13, Misano World Circuit, Italy

After getting his 4th victory of the year at the legendary Silverstone track, HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo was hoping to carry his momentum into Misano where he has won 2 of the last 3 races.

HJC Rider Jorge Lorenzo had high hopes going into Misano. He has won 2 of the last 3 races at Misano. Before the event started HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo and his team decided to try the new seamless gearbox during the race. However during the first 4 free practice runs the new seamless gearbox didn’t look promising. Despite the disappointing free practice runs, HJC Rider Jorge Lorenzo was able to place second in qualifying, right behind championship point’s leader Marc Marquez . Following qualifying, HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo stated, “I expected to struggle less this weekend and go faster than last year, but I couldn’t be faster and I couldn’t improve the bike so much,” He also added “We improved a little, but not enough to be closer to Marc. He made an amazing lap.” “I will try to make a good start tomorrow and maybe the best strategy is to follow Marc and see how our performance is during the race.”

Once again HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo had a great start of the line. During Lorenzo’s great start, pole setter Marquez fell into the third spot, behind his teammate Dani Pedrosa and HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo. By taking the early lead, Lorenzo was able to avoid the battle between Pedrosa, Rossi, and Marquez. With the 3 battling for 2nd & 3rd it helped HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo build a race lead close to 4 seconds. With his early lead HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo never looked back and won his 5th race of the year. Only 5 races to go HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo is 34 points behind point’s leader Marc Marquez.

After the race Jorge Lorenzo stated, “It is important to win, because we don’t lose points but we only recovered five points, so it is the same as Silverstone. But I am very happy for this victory, because we struggled a lot during the weekend especially on braking.” Lorenzo also added, “Really I want to say a big thanks to my team as they improved the bike a lot for this race.”
The next race will be on September 29th at the Grand Prix of Aragon. This is where HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo hopes to get his 6th victory of the year and closer to the championship points leader Marc Marquez.

HJC Rider Jorge Lorenzo wins in Silverstone

2013 MotoGP R12, Silverstone, United Kingdom

After another third place finish last week at Brno HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo was looking forward for Silverstone GP, where he won last year.
HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo once again led all riders after FP4 with an incredible pace 2’02.049. Going into Q2 it looked like no one will be able to match Lorenzo’s pace. During Q2, HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo’s blistering time of 2’00.819 looked like he was going to win pole position for the first time since Jerez in early May. However with less than a minute to go, rookie Marc Marquez was able to beat Lorenzo’s time by .128 of a second.

Following Q2 HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo was quoted “I thought I had pole position, but when I saw the classification I again saw that Marc was in front of me, so I was a bit disappointed because I had done one of the best laps of my whole career.” Despite the disappointment Lorenzo’s sprit wasn’t shattered and stated, “Anyway, it is only qualifying, so second place is a good position and the important thing is tomorrow. It is going to be a long race, so let’s hope to have good pace to fight for victory.”

Lorenzo had another incredible start to take the lead from Marquez. HJC Rider Jorge Lorenzo led the majority of the race, until with less than 3 laps to go Marquez was able to take the led from Lorenzo. The led was reclaimed by HJC rider Lorenzo about half through the lap. Going into the last lap Lorenzo was in front of both Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. As the race ended on the last few turns Marquez was able to take the lead once again, but with one turn left in the race HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo was able to get the inside line to take the lead and win the race by .081 of a second.
After another hard fought race between the two Honda riders and HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo, Lorenzo was able to claim the top spot for the first time since mid June at Catalunya.

During post race interviews Lorenzo stated “This was one of the best races I’ve ever had, I’m really happy and really pleased. It’s a very important win. I pushed from the beginning to try and open a gap, even more than in recent races but it was impossible.” HJC rider also added “When he overtook me three corners from the end I thought it was over again and second place but then he opened a little gap in the last corner so I thought “now or never” and I tried and got it. To be honest I’m not thinking about the championship, I’m thinking just to enjoy this victory which was very special.”

The next race will be held in two weeks September 15th, at the Misano World Circuit in San Marino. Where, HJC rider Jorge Lorenzo will be looking for his third win in 4 years.