- Australian GP victories
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Sixteen years ago, Jorge Lorenzo was forced to sit out the opening day of the 2002 Spanish Grand Prix until he officially turned 15 on day two of the event.
With nine podiums in his first three seasons in the feeder class, including four race wins and three pole positions, the Mallorcan rider made the switch to the 125cc category in 2005 where he finished fifth in his debut season before winning back-to-back world titles in 2006 and 2007.
Prickly and plucky in equal measure, all eyes were on the fiercely determined Spaniard as he made his premier-class debut in the factory Yamaha squad alongside Valentino Rossi the following year. With his trademark precision and composure, he put his unfamiliar YZR-M1 on pole on his MotoGP™ debut, set a new lap record on his way to second place, and after another podium the next time out, was celebrating his maiden premier-class victory in his third outing.
Since then, there’s been more than 45 Grand Prix victory celebrations including three well deserved MotoGP™ world titles, perhaps none more special than the 2018 Italian Grand Prix when he took his maiden victory abroad Ducati machinery.
All eyes will be on him in 2019 as he lines up alongside world champion Marc Marquez at Honda.
The Spaniard has three Grand Prix victories in Australia, with a new team and GP19 bike to push to the limit, expect Lorenzo to be at his best for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019 at Phillip Island.