Jorge Lorenzo says he is aiming to raise his game in this weekend's British Grand Prix following his performance in Italy.
The MotoGP championship leader, winner of two out of four races so far this year, finished a distant second behind Honda rival Dani Pedrosa at Mugello. Despite the result helping him extend his lead in the standings, Lorenzo admits he is aiming for a stronger performance at Silverstone.
"My aim is once again to get on the podium, but I was disappointed after Mugello and I want to do a better race in England," said Lorenzo. "I am happy with my lead in the standings but I want to keep improving and, this weekend, we will try to find some more traction for my M1. Finally I want to send again my best wishes to Valentino [Rossi]. I am glad he is recovering well and we will miss him in these busy weeks."
Lorenzo will be the sole works Yamaha rider this weekend following Rossi's injury.
"The British fans adopted Rossi as one of their own when he lived in London for several years and will be devastated that the Italian will not be racing this weekend," said the team in a preview of the event.