autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
MOTOGP NEWS 

Poleman Lorenzo says win unlikely

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, Sepang 2010Jorge Lorenzo said he was determined to show his speed by taking pole position at Sepang, as he does not expect to challenge for the win in tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Needing only ninth position to clinch his first title, the points leader intimated that he will be riding conservatively in the race to get the points he needs.

"I really wanted to fight for the pole position today because tomorrow I know it's going to be difficult to fight for the victory," said Lorenzo.

"The moment is arriving, this moment is very important for my career."

Lorenzo had also been fastest in morning practice, and fought back to take pole at the end of qualifying after briefly being usurped by a shock lap from Ducati's Nicky Hayden.

"I pushed to the maximum for this pole position," said Lorenzo.

"We still have some problems on the bike that we haven't solved, but anyway with what we have we did a very good lap and tomorrow we're starting in the best position."

  More news  
    advertisement
  RELATED LINKS
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the autosport.com shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Full MotoGP coverage on autosport.com
Read Toby Moody's latest 'Out of the box' column
  RELATED STORIES
Stoner: First-lap crash a bitter blow
Dovizioso still proud of second
Rossi thrilled to end victory drought
Lorenzo celebrates 'happiest day'
Rossi wins race, Lorenzo clinches title
Rossi tops Sepang warm-up
Suzuki lauds 'heroic' Capirossi
Stoner confident of stronger race pace
Rossi rues lack of soft-tyre speed
Dovizioso promises even stronger race
Hayden shocked to be on front row
Lorenzo closes on title with pole
Capirossi escapes crash with bruising
Lorenzo quickest in second session
Suzuki thrilled with Bautista's fast start
Ducati duo frustrated with first day
Rossi tops Friday practice at Sepang
Haymarket