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MotoGP, Lorenzo: The GP17 feels increasingly mine, but Le Mans is an unknown

Dovizioso confident ahead of the French round: "A favourable track for Ducati, I'll prove I'm competitive"

MotoGP: Lorenzo: The GP17 feels increasingly mine, but Le Mans is an unknown

It's all go for Ducati this week. First the Mugello test on Monday, now the next race weekend at Le Mans. France holds good memories for Jorge Lorenzo, who has won at the track on six occasions in the past. The Majorcan is feeling confident right now, especially after his recent podium: “Every circuit has its own story - commented #99 - and here we’ll have to see how my Desmosedici goes with the new tarmac."

He looks confident though: "The most important thing however is to maintain the positive spirit that helped us to get onto the podium at Jerez. I am optimistic for this race, because from Austin onwards there has been considerable improvement, especially in terms of sensations, and I’m starting to feel the Desmosedici increasingly mine.”

While one year ago the Spaniard was the undisputed king of Le Mans, Andrea Dovizioso crashed out of the race: After a fifth place in Spain, we now go to Le Mans with more optimism and confidence. In Argentina but above all in Texas we were in a bit of difficulty, but at Jerez, on a notoriously insidious track for us, we were quite competitive even though we finished the race at quite a big gap from Pedrosa."

So Dovi has everything he needs to be able to do well: "I think that Le Mans could be a more favourable circuit for us, especially because we will be racing on a new track surface which means good grip and so I think we can do well there.”

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Translated by Heather Watson

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