After an indifferent start to the 2014 season, double MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo admitted that he badly needs a good result in Argentina this week
The Spaniard have only amassed six out of a possible 50 during the first two races of the season, while his main title rival Marc Marquez won both races so far.
Lorenzo, though, is confident that he will record improve results at this weekend’s inaugural round at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
“Obviously it’s not the beginning of the season I had dreamed of but I’m quite confident that we can [reverse] the situation. It’s not easy to swallow what happened at Austin but I always try to get the positive thing even if we are in trouble,” said Lorenzo to crash.net.
“Now I’m just thinking about Argentina and I’m really looking forward to racing as soon as possible there. Staying on track is the best way to forget and I think our championship is going to kick off over there. I think I’m going to be much more stimulated in front of the Argentinian fans and finally we will achieve a normal race.
“That track is a new one in the championship and the first ever visit to Termas de Rio Hondo. That’s why we need to improve in a rush from Friday and try to stay calm and concentrate to get the best pace as soon as possible with the bike.
“Just a few riders could test in Argentina last year so I guess the inconvenience of learning the circuit is almost the same for everyone,” Lorenzo continued.
“Hopefully we will enjoy that track and we will catch a good result before we start racing in Europe.
“From my side I will arrive with plenty of energy after resting and training hard in Mexico!”