Jorge Lorenzo Photostory – After 9 years of a happy marriage and 3 World Titles, Jorge Lorenzo wins in Valencia and greets in the best way the Japanese brand. Best in qualifying, pole, always in first place after the start and great to resist Marquez, second at the end. Absolute domination. It’s his fourth success of the 2016 season, where the Mallorcan has made too many mistakes. Now, Jorge can ride the Ducati GP17 designed by Gigi Dall’Igna. It will be a great 2017 season for Ducati and its drivers. Also Iannone finished third in Spain, a good way to close his adventure with the Italian brand. Now go back in time and we talk about the amazing Jorge Lorenzo Photostory. We can start!
The Number 99
Daniel Amatriain, the former manager of Lorenzo, retired for personal problems in 2008, before Jorge’s debut in MotoGP. For fulfillment of Daniel, Jorge decided to leave the number 48, the sign of their friendship. So, Jorge Lorenzo chose for his new Yamaha M1 the number 99. “The number 99 is an unusual number in MotoGP. It’s different and special. It’s mine, although I haven’t ever used before. I think it was the right choice.” said the Spanish rider.
In the runoff, there were two numbers, 99 and 23. The choice was almost obligatory. Be “half of Valentino” would have been unbearable for someone who wanted to overtake him. This has been just a premise of our Jorge Lorenzo Photostory.
Jorge Lorenzo Photostory: Portugal 2008
On April 13, after his third pole position, Lorenzo wins the GP of Portugal. The day after the race, on April 14, he underwent a Fasciotomy in his right arm at Barcelona’s hospital, to cut the problems of stiffening due to compartment syndrome.
In Barcelona, Lorenzo was involved in a strong duel with Valentino Rossi, who beats him on the last turn. In Assen, he was once again second behind his teammate Valentino Rossi.
On 10 October, Lorenzo is for the first time the new MotoGP World champion, with the third place in the Malaysian GP. He’s only 23 years old. He won the title with three races to spare. The Spaniard closes second in the GP of Australia and he wins the Portugal GP, starting from the pole position. But also he finishes in first place in the last race of the season, the Grand Prix of Valencia. At the end he won nine times and get on the podium 16 times, with a total of 383 points. So, He completed all the eighteen races on the calendar without retire, arriving in all GP at least in the first four places.
Lorenzo opened the 2012 MotoGP World Championship opens with a pole position and a victory in the inaugural race in Qatar. Then, five victories, ten second place, five pole positions and six fastest laps. Withdraws only on two occasions, while all the other times he has reached the finish line ended in the first two positions. So, he won his fourth world title of his career with a second place in Australia. So, he was the first Spanish rider to win two World Title in MotoGP.
“Curve” Lorenzo 2013
On May 2, the circuit of Jerez de la Frontera renamed its curve and dedicated it to Jorge Lorenzo. The thirteen of the Spanish circuit.
The Famous 2015
The November 8, he won his fifth MotoGP world title. He triumphed in the Valencia Grand Prix in front of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. On this occasion, he beat Valentino Rossi, who started from the last place for irregularities identified during the Malaysia GP. The famous crash with Marc Marquez.