{
    "title": "Lorenzo, Dovi fired up for Le Mans",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/5\/Jorge-Lorenzo-180503-Press-G-1050.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Jorge Lorenzo has said he was one of the fastest riders at the recent Spanish Grand Prix, and has promised the Ducatis will be competitive at Le Mans this weekend.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nLorenzo qualified in fourth at Jerez and was in second place for much of the race before he crashed out following a spectacular collision with teammate Andrea Dovizioso and Honda's Dani Pedrosa.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nCurrently 20th in the championship standings with just six points, Lorenzo said he is getting better on the Desmosedici, and is eager to get going at Le Mans, where he has a good record.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\u201cAfter what happened at Jerez I can\u2019t wait to race at Le Mans,\u201d said the five-time French Grand Prix winner.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\u201cAs I said after the race, despite the crash I think that the information we picked up during the Spanish GP was very positive.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\u201cWe worked well throughout the weekend and improved my feeling with the Desmosedici GP. In the race, even though I didn\u2019t have the best pace, I showed I was one of the quickest riders out there and this should be our starting point in every grand prix.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\u201cThe aim at Le Mans will be the same as always: to be competitive right from day 1 and be able to fight up at the front in the race.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m full of energy and anxious to race on Sunday at a circuit where I\u2019ve won many times in the past.\u201d<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nTeammate Dovizioso agreed, adding that the Ducati had shown what it was capable of last time out.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\u201cIf we look at how competitive we were at Jerez, I\u2019m convinced we can also go well at Le Mans, and so from this point of view I\u2019m pretty unfazed,\u201d he said.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\u201cWe demonstrated in the race on a track that on paper was not favourable for us, I believe that we have put the frighteners on our rivals just a little bit more.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\u201cSo I\u2019m confident we can also do a good race in France.\u201d<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Jorge Lorenzo has said he was one of the fastest riders at the recent Spanish Grand Prix, and has promised the Ducatis will be competitive at Le Mans this weekend.",
    "date": "2018-05-17T12:11:02",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Teamtalk",
    "img_credit": "Jorge Lorenzo \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "MotoGP",
    "videos": []
}