Lorenzo Retires from MotoGP14/11/2019
Three times MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has announced his retirement from the series!
He joined the Honda team for 2019, but unfortunately he was hit with continuous injuries and seemed to never quite adapt to the RC213V.
After ultimately committing to Honda for next year after making contact with Ducati about a potential return, Lorenzo’s form continued to spiral and this led to rumours he would retire at the end of this season.
On Thursday at Valencia, Dorna called an exceptional press conference for the Honda rider, where Lorenzo confirmed this weekend’s race would be his last as a MotoGP rider.
“I’ve always thought there are four significant days in the life of a rider – the first one is when it’s your first race, the second one is your first win, then [the third one is] your first world championship – not everyone can win the world championship, but some of us made it,” Lorenzo said.
“And then [there’s] the day you retire. As you all imagine here, I’m here to announce that this day has arrived for me. This will be my last race in MotoGP and at the end of the race I will retire as a professional racer.”
We wish you all the very best Lorenzo, you have been an asset to motorsport and have inspired many! 🤙