Jorge Lorenzo

Ducati Team

Rider Number

#99

Spain

Representing

Spain

Nation
Spain
Bike
Ducati
Points
Date of birth
04/May/1987
Place of birth
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Biography

Jorge was the biggest story in the early part of 2016 after he decided to defect from the safe haven of Yamaha to Ducati. Decision made, Lorenzo's championship defence looked in great shape until round six – and then the rot set in, especially in wet conditions. But like all out and out champions, the three-time world MotoGP™ champion didn't wave the white flag and he bookended a nine-year collaboration with Yamaha by taking out the season-ending round at Valencia. Two days later he was testing the Ducati for the first time.  It's taking some time to feel entirely comfortable with the Desmosedici, which means he may be a little undercooked for the season opener – but Aprilia rider Sam Lowes still reckons he will win in Qatar as he rises to the occasion on a Desmosedici that suits the layout. Now in his 16th year of Grand Prix racing, Lorenzo loves a fight and circulates at the front of packs with complete authority.

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