Valencia Circuit Ricardo Tormo, November 14th

Jorge Lorenzo, 5 times world champion, has required an extraordinary press conference in which he announced his intention to retire. During the Valencia Grand Prix he will face up his last race.

Born in 1987, the Palma de Mallorca champion, now a Repsol Honda Team rider, has won 5 world Champion titles in his career between 250 (2006 and 2007) and MotoGP (2010, 2012 and 2015) in 18 seasons in motorcycle racing. Lorenzo, who raced with Derbi, Aprilia, Yamaha, Ducati and Honda, won 68 wins and 152 podiums.

Jorge Lorenzo, Repsol Honda Team rider

“There are four important days in rider’s career: the first is when he debuts, the second is when you win the first race, the third is when you win the world championship title, not everyone can do it but I and many others did it, and the fourth is when you announce your retirement. After 9 years at Yamaha, probably the best years of my career, I felt the need for new challenges, choosing to go first to Ducati and then to Honda as a factory rider. “

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer Dorna Sports

“Today is a very special day. When I saw Jorge for the first time, he was not a kid like the others. I well remember everything we shared. The only word that comes to mind is thank you, especially for creating value for our World Championship. I know he is happy now, even if it is a difficult day for all of us. He has been an incredible rider during all past years and I am pleased to announce that Jorge Lorenzo will be titled as MotoGP Legend. “