Lorenzo bemoans bad luck

Jorge Lorenzo has lamented his misfortune in recent races, but insists he is still up for the MotoGP Championship battle.

The two-time World Champion found himself level on points with Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi ahead of the British round at Silverstone, but two races later he is 23 points adrift.

While Rossi won the British GP in wet conditions, Lorenzo finished fourth and then things went from bad to worse at San Marino over the weekend as the Spaniard crashed out while his team-mate claimed P5.

With five rounds still remaining, Lorenzo knows that winning them all will hand him the title.

"I think I've been unlucky this year in general, but especially these last two races, because I could have won both or finished second, but that's racing," he said.

"In previous years, my rivals in the Championship crashed and this year it's me who's unlucky, but all is not lost.

"If I win all the coming races I can still become the World Champion and it wouldn't matter in what position Valentino would finish in."