Jorge Lorenzo is ready to race again at Jerez, a track that he says is one of his favorites. Not only is Jerez Lorenzo’s home circuit, but it was also the site of his first win in the 2010 MotoGP season. Lorenzo says that Jerez is a special circuit for him because it is where he first raced in front of an enormous crowd.
“I am ready to come back to Jerez,” Lorenzo said. “This is a great moment to ride for my people and my Fan Club here in Spain. Last year the situation was very similar, and perhaps I got the best victory of my career, closing a big gap in the last few laps.
“We can’t make predictions for Sunday, but my crew and I will work as hard as possible to be in the front. Jerez is a special place for me, maybe the best track in the world. When I was only 15, the day right after my birthday, I raced for the first time in front of 100,000 people here.”
The Jerez track is also special for Ben Spies, but for different reasons entirely. Spies will be looking to score his first MotoGP points at the Spanish track, as he crashed out of contention during last year’s race at Jerez.
“I have unfinished business here at Jerez,” Spies said. “I really enjoyed riding here last year but was disappointed not to be able to take some points. Now, I’m back with a full factory machine. I believe the outcome should be a little different. We have track knowledge from last year so we can focus straight away on getting the 2011 M1 set up and we’ll see what we can do. It’s my team-mate’s home race so I’m expecting a great atmosphere.”
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com