Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo is targetting a return to the MotoGP podium at Le Mans this weekend after his disappointment at crashing out of the Jerez MotoGP round 10 days ago – but the Spaniard also warned it won't be easy.
Lorenzo crashed twice at the French track last time out but finished the race in second behind team-mate Valentino Rossi, completing a Yamaha clean-sweep as Colin Edwards took the final podium step.
“Le Mans is the next stop and the first after my crash in Jerez. I was very sad about what happened there but now it is another story, everything begins again and I must try to do things step by step," said the Spaniard.
"The team and I need to improve after Jerez and main target is to get back on the podium. I am fit and I like Le Mans, another historic circuit. For someone like me that loves films, Le Mans is a mythical place, close to one of the most beautiful cities in the world! I have had some difficult times there, and last year wasn’t easy because I crashed twice during the weekend, but in the end the result was good.
"I’ve been on the podium in each category and I will remember forever the incredible Yamaha podium of last year. It was amazing! I can see now Valentino, Colin and I enjoying the moment with all the Yamaha people smiling! I hope this year we can repeat that moment. I will also remember that podium because it’s the only one where I was on crutches!”