Jorge Lorenzo has become a superstar of MotoGP, having taken two world championships at motorcycling's highest level.
Lorenzo announced his arrival on the world stage with his two 250cc titles in 2006 and 2007. He has gone on to take well over 30 wins for Yamaha at motorcycling’s highest level, finishing in the MotoGP world championship top three in each of the last seven seasons and taking his first title in 2010.
2012 was even more remarkable for Lorenzo, who finished in the top two on the podium in every race bar one. The Spanish rider’s second place at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit was enough for him to ease clear of compatriot Dani Pedrosa and wrap up his second MotoGP world championship with a race to spare. He is now firmly back in contention again in 2015 after a run of four straight victories.
As famous for his flamboyant celebrations as his run of success, Lorenzo showed he can race on four wheels too as he partnered 'Mr Le Mans' Tom Kristensen to the 2012 ROC Nations Cup semi-finals for Team All Stars. He will now get another chance to show what he can do when he competes at London's former Olympic Stadium in 2015.
- Double MotoGP world champion (2010, 2012)
- Over 30 victories at motorcycling's highest level of competition
- Double 250cc world champion (2006, 2007)
2008 Took pole position and finished second on his MotoGP debut in Qatar
2007 Nine poles and nine wins en route to 250cc world title
The most successful Spanish 250cc rider of all time with 17 wins
2002 Made his 125cc world championship debut on his 15th birthday
- Years contested: 2012, 2015
2012: Jorge reached the semi-finals of the ROC Nations Cup for Team All Stars in partnership with Tom Kristensen