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1987-05-04 (age 34)

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Lorenzo: Yamaha not treating Morbidelli well with old MotoGP bike
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Lorenzo: Yamaha not treating Morbidelli well with old MotoGP bike

Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo believes Yamaha is not treating Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli “in the best way” by not giving him machine parity with its factory riders.

Brivio explains why Suzuki chose Mir over Lorenzo

Former Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio has explained the reasons why the Japanese marque opted for Joan Mir over triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo for the 2019 season.

Lorenzo "never imagined" Rossi's Petronas move

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he “would never have imagined” Valentino Rossi moving to the satellite Petronas SRT Yamaha squad in 2021.

MotoGP champion Lorenzo finalist on celebrity talent show

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo was a finalist on Spain's version of the celebrity talent show the Masked Singer.

Yamaha: Lorenzo could have been “excellent” MotoGP test rider

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis says he still thinks Jorge Lorenzo "would have been an excellent test rider" for Yamaha had his programme not been scuppered by COVID-19.

Lorenzo hits back at Crutchlow over test rider comments

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has hit back at comments Cal Crutchlow made regarding the Spaniard’s role as a Yamaha test rider this year.

Crutchlow: Lorenzo’s talent doesn’t make him a great MotoGP tester

Cal Crutchlow says Jorge Lorenzo’s MotoGP talent and title success “doesn’t mean he’s a great test rider”, in response to comments the Spaniard made on social media recently.

Espargaro questions Lorenzo's "desire" amid Aprilia rumours

Aleix Espargaro has doubts about Jorge Lorenzo’s commitment and “desire” as a competent MotoGP test rider for Aprilia, and says his level is “not enough” currently to develop the RS-GP. 

Lorenzo admits Aprilia test ride an option for 2021

Retired three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo admits an Aprilia test rider role is an option for 2021, but insists his priority is to remain with Yamaha.

Why Yamaha won't have a Hulkenberg moment with Lorenzo Prime

Why Yamaha won't have a Hulkenberg moment with Lorenzo

In Valentino Rossi's enforced absence from the factory Yamaha, test rider Jorge Lorenzo should be a natural replacement. But where Nico Hulkenberg has shone when jumping into the deep end, some key factors suggest Lorenzo might struggle

Lorenzo: Yamaha not "wasting" me with lack of MotoGP testing

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo insists Yamaha is not "wasting" his talents as a test rider through a lack of mileage on the M1 this year.

Lorenzo says 2021 Ducati deal "almost happened"

The following chat took place between Jorge Lorenzo and Motorsport.com last weekend, while the current MotoGP world championship riders competed at Misano.

Yamaha stars perplexed by underused Lorenzo in test role

Fabio Quartararo and Valentino Rossi have questioned why Yamaha test rider Jorge Lorenzo hasn’t ridden the YZR-M1 since February’s Sepang test.

Why the Ducati-Dovizioso MotoGP divorce was unavoidable Prime

Why the Ducati-Dovizioso MotoGP divorce was unavoidable

After months of speculation, Andrea Dovizioso's Ducati contract saga was shut down during MotoGP's Austrian Grand Prix weekend. Although he won the race and is fighting for the 2020 title, the impending split comes as no surprise…

Why Ducati shouldn’t replace Dovizioso with Lorenzo Prime

Why Ducati shouldn’t replace Dovizioso with Lorenzo

Immediately after the Andrea Dovizioso-Ducati divorce was confirmed, Jorge Lorenzo was linked with a return to the Italian manufacturer. But as Ducati bosses assess life without its stalwart Italian rider, a younger and hungrier alternative waits in the wings…

Ducati: Lorenzo "has proposed himself" for 2021 MotoGP season

Ducati boss Davide Tardozzi says the “door is open to all fast riders” for the 2021 MotoGP season, and says Jorge Lorenzo has "proposed himself" to the marque.

Lorenzo shoots down rumours of 2021 Ducati return

Jorge Lorenzo has rubbished rumours linking him with a return to Ducati in 2021, but admits he feels he’s still “capable” of winning the MotoGP title with the “right tools”.

Lorenzo wins on Virtual MotoGP debut at Silverstone

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo recovered from a lap-one tangle to win on his Virtual GP debut at Silverstone for Yamaha. 

Lorenzo returns to racing in Silverstone Virtual GP

Jorge Lorenzo will make his Esports debut on Sunday for MotoGP’s latest Virtual GP, which will be staged at Silverstone and feature the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.

Lorenzo would make same Yamaha decision again

Jorge Lorenzo reckons he would make the same decision again to leave Yamaha after the 2016 MotoGP season if he could relive the last few years of his grand prix racing career.

Yamaha plays down chances of Lorenzo race return

Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis has downplayed the chances of Jorge Lorenzo returning to full-time competition in 2021.

Lorenzo wouldn't be “short of offers” for MotoGP comeback 

Jorge Lorenzo believes he will “not be short of offers” if he were to stage a full-time MotoGP comeback in the future, having retired at the end of the 2019 season.

Why Lorenzo could regret risky wildcard decision

Just months after retiring from racing, three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to MotoGP race action with a wildcard outing in Barcelona with Yamaha. Many have questioned this decision, which comes with its own set of risks

Lorenzo to make wildcard outing at Barcelona

Retired triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to racing in June’s Catalan Grand Prix in a wildcard outing with Yamaha.

Rossi: Pedrosa, Lorenzo could race in 2021

Valentino Rossi believes his former MotoGP rivals Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo could both return to the grid in 2021.

Lorenzo "very grateful" Honda didn't bar him from 2020 role

Yamaha test rider Jorge Lorenzo says he's "very grateful" that his former team Honda didn't bar him from riding other manufacturers' MotoGP bikes in 2020.

Is MotoGP’s age of high-risk manufacturer swaps over?

The early signs are that the 2021 MotoGP season is unlikely to feature a massive reshuffle of riders. Jamie Klein wonders whether, in the current climate, Jorge Lorenzo-style big-ticket manufacturer swaps are about to become much more rare.

Lorenzo: Chances of MotoGP comeback now higher but still low

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo says the chances of him making a full-time return to the series have increased since his Yamaha test debut, but remain low.

Quartararo not yet "100% comfortable" with 2020 Yamaha

Fabio Quartararo said that he can still get better with this year's Yamaha as he is not yet "100 percent comfortable" with it, even though he ended the Sepang MotoGP test fastest.

Lorenzo to ride on final day of Sepang test

New Yamaha test rider Jorge Lorenzo is set to take part in the third and final day of official running at Sepang on Sunday, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed.

Rossi "pushed a lot" for Yamaha to sign Lorenzo

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he "pushed a lot" for his Yamaha team to sign his former archrival Jorge Lorenzo as 2020.

Lorenzo: Yamaha "still ideal for my riding style"

Jorge Lorenzo says the Yamaha MotoGP bike is "still ideal for my riding style", after sampling the latest-specification M1 in the Sepang shakedown.

Lorenzo makes Yamaha return as shakedown ends

Jorge Lorenzo turned his first laps since 2016 on a Yamaha MotoGP bike as the three-day shakedown session at Sepang came to an end on Tuesday.

Lorenzo returns to Yamaha as test rider

Retired MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to Yamaha in 2020 after agreeing a deal to become its official test rider.

Zarco: Lorenzo's Ducati wins "very positive for me"

Johann Zarco says Jorge Lorenzo’s ability to win on the Ducati MotoGP bike is a "positive example" for him ahead of his first season on a Desmosedici in Avintia colours.

Retired Lorenzo to get MotoGP ‘Legend’ status

Retired triple premier class world champion Jorge Lorenzo will be made an official MotoGP ‘Legend’ during this year’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

How Sepang 2015 stained Rossi, Marquez and Lorenzo

In the next feature in our series looking back on motorsport in the 2010s, we revisit the '15 Malaysian MotoGP race and the famous feud involving the championship's biggest personalities and how it shaped their subsequent achievements.

Top Stories of 2019, #5: Lorenzo's Honda hurdles prove too much

Kicking off the final five of our Top Stories countdown is the sudden end to Jorge Lorenzo's full-time MotoGP career.

Lorenzo offered Yamaha MotoGP test role for 2020

Yamaha has offered retired triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo a test role with the Japanese marque for 2020, Motorsport.com has learned.

Why Lorenzo could have tamed the Honda Prime

Why Lorenzo could have tamed the Honda

Jorge Lorenzo called time on his MotoGP career after a torrid 15 months at Honda. But he left unanswered questions over a results recovery. Cal Crutchlow, who rode two of the same factory bikes as Lorenzo, believes there were signs of a turnaround

Marquez: Lorenzo didn't deserve final season like this

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says his teammate Jorge Lorenzo didn't "deserve" to have had such a difficult season as his final year in grand prix racing.

Lecuona was in disbelief overtaking Lorenzo

MotoGP debutant Iker Lecuona has described his incredulity at overtaking three-time champion Jorge Lorenzo during a "spectacular" weekend in Valencia.

Lorenzo "felt free" after finishing last MotoGP race

Repsol Honda rider Jorge Lorenzo says he "felt freedom" after finishing his final race in MotoGP in Valencia.

Lorenzo's retirement a "sad day" for MotoGP - Crutchlow

LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow says Jorge Lorenzo's retirement is a "sad day" for MotoGP, after the five-time world champion decided to call time on his career on Thursday in Valencia.

Zarco: Repsol Honda call-up would be "exceptional dream"

Johann Zarco says a 2020 Repsol Honda MotoGP call-up in light of Jorge Lorenzo’s retirement would be “an exceptional dream”, but insists he would be happy with an LCR ride as well.

Lorenzo sorry to have "disappointed" Honda and Puig

Retiring three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo says he’s “very sorry” to have “disappointed” Honda and team boss Alberto Puig with his poor form in 2019.

In full: Jorge Lorenzo's retirement speech at Valencia

Speaking during a press conference in Valencia, three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo looked back on his accomplished career and outlined his reasons for retiring.

Lorenzo: From unsettling Rossi to back of the grid ignominy Prime

Lorenzo: From unsettling Rossi to back of the grid ignominy

Jorge Lorenzo will be leaving MotoGP at the end of a terrible season - one that does his achievements no justice. Here is the story of his career decline, and why he should be remembered for his highs.

Three-time champion Lorenzo announces MotoGP retirement

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has called time on his glittering career at the end of his worst season in grand prix racing.

Lorenzo set to make major announcement at Valencia

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo appears likely to announce his retirement from grand prix motorcycle racing later on Thursday.

Lorenzo "unrecognisable" during Honda tenure

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo admits his form has been "unrecognisable" for most of the period since he joined Honda from Ducati.

Honda: Teams' title would be "incredible" in current situation

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig admits that securing a triple success of riders', manufacturers' and teams' titles in 2019 would be "incredible" given Jorge Lorenzo's current performances.

Lorenzo "found something" in Motegi closing stages

Jorge Lorenzo says he "found something" in the latter stages of Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, which he described as his best MotoGP outing since his return from injury.

Lorenzo: Motegi FP2 "best session" since Assen injury

Jorge Lorenzo said that FP2 for MotoGP's Japanese Grand Prix has been his best session since he got injured at Assen, as he reverted to a chassis he used back in May.

Why Honda must now split with Lorenzo Prime

Why Honda must now split with Lorenzo

Even though Jorge Lorenzo and Honda both insist on seeing out the contract that ties them together through 2020, prolonging the current situation for another year makes no sense for either party when it seems to be getting even worse

Marquez: Quartararo riding Yamaha like Lorenzo at his peak

Newly-crowned six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has compared Fabio Quartararo’s riding style to that of triple world champion Jorge Lorenzo “when he was at the best level at Yamaha”.

Lorenzo Q&A: "Sometimes my best is disappointing"

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo's first season with Honda has so far proven a crushing disappointment. Speaking to Oriol Puigdemont, he opens up about a disastrous 2019 campaign, and what the future holds.

Lorenzo expecting trade-off from front stability "sacrifice"

Jorge Lorenzo says he will likely have to "sacrifice" front stability with his Honda to improve tyre life for the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix, after struggling with this at Aragon.

Lorenzo: Honda won't disregard my needs in 2020

Jorge Lorenzo is confident that Honda will still take his input into account when developing its bike for the 2020 MotoGP season, despite recent friction between team and rider.

Lorenzo has no choice but to "accept" current speed

Jorge Lorenzo says he has to "accept" his current limitations aboard Honda's MotoGP bike after missing his self-imposed target in Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix by some way.