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Jorge Lorenzo is a professional Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who achieved fame at a very early age after winning five world championships

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BirthdayMay 4, 1987
NationalitySpanish
FamousGrand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer, Sportspersons, Motorcycle Racers
SiblingsLaura Lorenzo
Known asJorge Lorenzo Guerrero
Birth PlacePalma, Spain
Height171cm
GenderMale
FatherJosé Manuel Lorenzo
MotherMaría Guerrero
Sun SignTaurus
Born inPalma, Spain
Famous asGrand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer
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Who is Jorge Lorenzo?

Jorge Lorenzo is a professional Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who achieved fame at a very early age after winning five world championships. Competing in professional racing since his early teenage days, he went on to win the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Championships. He then started competing in the MotoGP class as part of the Yamaha team and has already won three titles and has finished as the runners-up three times. He recently ended his longtime association with Yamaha and switched to Ducati for the current season of the MotoGP race. His multiple premier class title wins made him the first Spanish racer to achieve this feat. Throughout his career, he has won 65 races, which places him fifth on the list of all-time winners in the GP motorcycle racing. He supported the Oxfam international confederation's initiative to assist the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has worn sponsored protective gear from Dainese for most part of his early career, following which he started to represent another brand, Alpinestars. He endorsed the smartphone racing game, ‘Zopo Speed 7 GP’, made by Chinese company Zopo Mobile.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jorge Lorenzo Guerrero was born on May 4, 1987, in Palma, on the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain. He rode a motorbike for the first time at the age of three, one that his father had built by putting together parts from different bikes.

He subsequently started participating in minicross races, and won his first race in Mallorca at the age of eight, winning the 1995 Balearic title competing against older rivals.

He then went on to win the Island’s minicross, trial, minimoto and junior motocross titles. He began competing in national competitions in 1997 and won the Aprilia 50cc Cup in 1998.

Career

Jorge Lorenzo debuted at the 2002 125cc Spanish Grand Prix on the second qualifying day, which coincided with his 15th birthday, making him old enough to participate in the race. In 2003, he achieved his first win in the twelfth round of the 125cc championship in Rio de Janeiro and finished the championship at 12.

In the 2006 250cc World Championship, he rode for Aprilia and won his first championship with 8 victories. The following year, he defended his title with nine

victories from nine pole positions and surpassed Dani Pedrosa and Sito Pons to become the most successful Spanish rider of all time in the intermediate class.

He signed a two-year deal with Yamaha in 2007 and became the partner of Valentino Rossi for the 2008 MotoGP season. He finished his first Premier Class race in the 2nd position, and clutched his maiden win in the 3rd round at Estoril, Portugal, becoming the youngest MotoGP rider to finish first three races on podium.

He sustained a number of injuries during the rest of the 2008 season, causing him to miss one race, but he still managed to make a number of podium finishes. He was placed 4th by the end of the season, which was won by his teammate Rossi.

He continued to ride for Yamaha in the 2009 season, during which he had a tough battle with teammate Valentino Rossi, who eventually surpassed his four victories with two more to finish first. Till the fifth round, Jorge Lorenzo was leading the points chart, however, following a few crashes and injuries, Rossi took a considerable lead, a gap he failed to close despite two wins in the later rounds.

He declined a $15 million offer from Ducati and instead rode with Yamaha in the 2010 MotoGP Championship, in which he became the world champion for the first time. He finished most of the races on the podium to maintain a comfortable lead on the points table, a position solidified after the nearest rival missed two races due to injury.

8He had a strong start in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, with four podium finishes in five games, but a crash in the next round forced him out of the race. He still managed to compete with lead point getter Casey Stoner, but had to settle for 2nd spot after his season run ended following a crash in which he lost one of his fingers.

Following his return to the track in the next season, he went on to win the 2012 MotoGP Championship title, maintaining a clear lead with 1st and 2nd position finishes throughout the tournament. During the season, he signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha, extending his contract with the company till 2014.

He had a tough competition from Honda riders Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa in the 2013 MotoGP Championship. He started with a win, but later fell behind Márquez, who beat him by only 4 points at the end of the championship, as his victories in the final three rounds proved insufficient.

In 2014, he started the championship with a crash in the first round, which slowed his progress in the following rounds as well. Starting the second half of the season 128 points behind lead point-getter Marc Márquez, he was able to merge the gap slightly with two wins and four 2nd place finishes, but finished the championship third.

The 2015 MotoGP Championship saw him competing with teammate Valentino Rossi, who maintained lead during the first few rounds despite Lorenzo's career best four back-to-back wins. Rossi tried desperately to maintain a considerable lead from him, but Lorenzo got the upper hand after Rossi had a collision with Marc Márquez in the penultimate round. He beat Rossi by 5 points and won the title after securing a victory in the final race.

He started the 2016 season with a win, and achieved two more victories following a crash and two 2nd place finishes. He subsequently fell behind Marc Márquez and his teammate Rossi, yet was able to clutch another victory in the final round and finished third. This was his final win with Yamaha as he signed to Ducati for the 2017 championship, in which he is yet to win a race and is currently ranked 7th.

Achievements

Jorge Lorenzo has won the MotoGP World Championship three times, i.e., in 2010, 2012 and 2015, representing Yamaha. He has also been the winner of the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Championships.

Trivia

Following his first premier class home race in 2008, Spanish journalist Ernest Riveras published the book ‘Jorge Lorenzo: por fuera desde dentro’, which was his official biography and recorded his rise to fame. He himself was present at the launch event in Madrid and also promoted the book on national television.

In 2009, another book on him was released by author Ernest Riveras Tobia, titled ‘Jorge Lorenzo: My Story So Far’. In 2011, he co-authored the book ‘Jorge Lorenzo: The New King of MotoGP’ with writer Matt Roberts.

A character in the video game ‘Halo: Reach’ was named after Jorge Lorenzo after he wore a helmet styled on the ‘Halo 3: ODST’ game at the 2009 Valencian Grand Prix. He has subsequently worn sponsored helmets from the ‘Call of Duty’ franchise.

While at Yamaha, he was known for his rivalry with teammate Rossi. He currently has an ongoing rivalry with Marco Simoncelli.

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Jorge Lorenzo biography timelines

  • // 4th May 1987
    Jorge Lorenzo Guerrero was born on May 4, 1987, in Palma, on the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain. He rode a motorbike for the first time at the age of three, one that his father had built by putting together parts from different bikes.
  • // 2002
    Jorge Lorenzo debuted at the 2002 125cc Spanish Grand Prix on the second qualifying day, which coincided with his 15th birthday, making him old enough to participate in the race. In 2003, he achieved his first win in the twelfth round of the 125cc championship in Rio de Janeiro and finished the championship at 12.
  • // 2006
    In the 2006 250cc World Championship, he rode for Aprilia and won his first championship with 8 victories. The following year, he defended his title with nine
  • // 2007
    He signed a two-year deal with Yamaha in 2007 and became the partner of Valentino Rossi for the 2008 MotoGP season. He finished his first Premier Class race in the 2nd position, and clutched his maiden win in the 3rd round at Estoril, Portugal, becoming the youngest MotoGP rider to finish first three races on podium.
  • // 2008
    He sustained a number of injuries during the rest of the 2008 season, causing him to miss one race, but he still managed to make a number of podium finishes. He was placed 4th by the end of the season, which was won by his teammate Rossi.
  • // 2008
    Following his first premier class home race in 2008, Spanish journalist Ernest Riveras published the book ‘Jorge Lorenzo: por fuera desde dentro’, which was his official biography and recorded his rise to fame. He himself was present at the launch event in Madrid and also promoted the book on national television.
  • // 2009
    He continued to ride for Yamaha in the 2009 season, during which he had a tough battle with teammate Valentino Rossi, who eventually surpassed his four victories with two more to finish first. Till the fifth round, Jorge Lorenzo was leading the points chart, however, following a few crashes and injuries, Rossi took a considerable lead, a gap he failed to close despite two wins in the later rounds.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, another book on him was released by author Ernest Riveras Tobia, titled ‘Jorge Lorenzo: My Story So Far’. In 2011, he co-authored the book ‘Jorge Lorenzo: The New King of MotoGP’ with writer Matt Roberts.
  • // 2010
    He declined a $15 million offer from Ducati and instead rode with Yamaha in the 2010 MotoGP Championship, in which he became the world champion for the first time. He finished most of the races on the podium to maintain a comfortable lead on the points table, a position solidified after the nearest rival missed two races due to injury.
  • // 2010
    Jorge Lorenzo has won the MotoGP World Championship three times, i.e., in 2010, 2012 and 2015, representing Yamaha. He has also been the winner of the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Championships.
  • // 2011
    8He had a strong start in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, with four podium finishes in five games, but a crash in the next round forced him out of the race. He still managed to compete with lead point getter Casey Stoner, but had to settle for 2nd spot after his season run ended following a crash in which he lost one of his fingers.
  • // 2012
    Following his return to the track in the next season, he went on to win the 2012 MotoGP Championship title, maintaining a clear lead with 1st and 2nd position finishes throughout the tournament. During the season, he signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha, extending his contract with the company till 2014.
  • // 2013
    He had a tough competition from Honda riders Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa in the 2013 MotoGP Championship. He started with a win, but later fell behind Márquez, who beat him by only 4 points at the end of the championship, as his victories in the final three rounds proved insufficient.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, he started the championship with a crash in the first round, which slowed his progress in the following rounds as well. Starting the second half of the season 128 points behind lead point-getter Marc Márquez, he was able to merge the gap slightly with two wins and four 2nd place finishes, but finished the championship third.
  • // 2015
    The 2015 MotoGP Championship saw him competing with teammate Valentino Rossi, who maintained lead during the first few rounds despite Lorenzo's career best four back-to-back wins. Rossi tried desperately to maintain a considerable lead from him, but Lorenzo got the upper hand after Rossi had a collision with Marc Márquez in the penultimate round. He beat Rossi by 5 points and won the title after securing a victory in the final race.
  • // 2016
    He started the 2016 season with a win, and achieved two more victories following a crash and two 2nd place finishes. He subsequently fell behind Marc Márquez and his teammate Rossi, yet was able to clutch another victory in the final round and finished third. This was his final win with Yamaha as he signed to Ducati for the 2017 championship, in which he is yet to win a race and is currently ranked 7th.

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  • What is Jorge Lorenzo birthday?

    Jorge Lorenzo was born at 1987-05-04

  • Where is Jorge Lorenzo's birth place?

    Jorge Lorenzo was born in Palma, Spain

  • What is Jorge Lorenzo nationalities?

    Jorge Lorenzo's nationalities is Spanish

  • Who is Jorge Lorenzo siblings?

    Jorge Lorenzo's siblings is Laura Lorenzo

  • How tall is Jorge Lorenzo?

    Jorge Lorenzo's height is 171

  • Who is Jorge Lorenzo's father?

    Jorge Lorenzo's father is José Manuel Lorenzo

  • Who is Jorge Lorenzo's mother?

    Jorge Lorenzo's mother is María Guerrero

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    Jorge Lorenzo is Taurus

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    Jorge Lorenzo is famouse as Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer

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