Jorge Lorenzo has said that he has put the events of the Malaysian Grand Prix behind him and is thinking only of securing his third World Championship title on Sunday.
Lorenzo heads into the final round of the 2015 season seven points behind his Movistar Yamaha team-mate, Valentino Rossi. However, Rossi will start from the back of the grid after being penalised for forcing Marc Marquez off his bike at Sepang.
The Italian has issued an appeal to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) to overturn the sanction, and Lorenzo has asked to be a part of that hearing. However, his request was denied by CAS, and the Spaniard is now fully focused on this week's racing.
“We have arrived in Valencia after a very busy and exciting season,” Lorenzo said. “In Malaysia we got a good result and we recovered more points in the championship, but I will skip past all that happened there and stay focused in Cheste, where there is a lot at stake.”
The Spaniard is hoping to win the title on home soil, and having triumphed in the previous rounds in Spain this season, is optimistic about notching up another win, buoyed by his fans' support.
“I hope the fans will support us at home and that we will have a good race,” he said. “This year I won the previous three races that were held in Spain and to do well in Valencia would be amazing.
“I've always noticed the warmth of the fans and I'm sure in Valencia we will enjoy a great show. I will give everything on the track to get this championship title.”
Lorenzo has produced a mixed bag of results at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in recent years, notching up race wins in 2010 and 2013 while missing the race through injury in 2011 and retiring in 2012 and 2014.