5 time World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo just announced his (early) retirement as he enters one last race weekend in the premier series with the Repsol Honda team. His contract was due to end after the 2020 season but after calling a press conference in Valencia, he has confirmed that this will be his final race.
Throughout his career, Jorge Lorenzo has claimed:
- 152 podiums
- 68 GP victories
- 69 poles positions
- 378 fastest lap in a race
- Oh and of course, 5 World Champion tittles
Lorenzo spent 9 years with Yamaha where he ended each season in 1st or 2nd with the exception of 2008 where he placed 4th and 2016 where he placed 3rd. He then spent 2 years with Ducati and after a gradual adjustment to the new team and bike, he dominated a handful of GPs alongside his teammate, Andrea Dovizioso.
2019 was a turning point in his Lorenzo’s career as he not only struggled to adapt to Repsol Honda, but he also endured a few gnarly crashes that prevented him from attending all 19 races.
We thank you, Jorge, for the years of exceptional racing and everything you did to help shape the sport into what we all know and love today. A more analytical reflection of Jorge Lorenzo and his MotoGP career to come… Stay tuned!