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Valencia Ricardo Tormo Circuit, 14 November

Jorge Lorenzo called an extraordinary press conference in which he announced his desire to retire, during the Valencia Grand Prix he will face his last race.

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

Jorge Lorenzo, Repsol Honda Team rider

“There are four important days in a driver's career: the first is when you make your debut, the second is when you win your first race, the third is when you win the world championship, not everyone succeeds but I and many others have done it, and the fourth is when you announce your retirement. After 9 years in Yamaha, probably the best years of my career, I felt the need for a change to find my motivation, choosing to move first to Ducati and then to Honda as an official rider."

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer Dorna Sports

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

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