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Lorenzo attends documentary premiere

"I'm looking forward to people getting to know the real Jorge"
A special premiere of the documentary 'Jorge' has been held at the Cine Capitol in Madrid.

The red carpet event in the Spanish capital was attended by 2010 MotoGP World Champion and subject Jorge Lorenzo.

Produced by Dorna and presented by TVE, the 80-minute feature film documents the 23 year-old's journey from promising young talent to MotoGP world champion, following Lorenzo in his pursuit of the title and getting up close and personal with the second-ever Spanish rider to claim the premier class crown.

Shot in high definition 'Jorge' gives a detailed insight into the life of the man from Mallorca, both on a professional and personal level.

An in-depth interview with Lorenzo himself, his parents, friends and professional associates provides viewers with a complete profile of the world champion, as does family video footage and images of the key moments of the 2010 campaign, which include the hours before and after the Yamaha rider clinched the MotoGP title in Malaysia in October.

The exclusive behind-the-scenes footage in 'Jorge' helps paint a picture not only of Lorenzo the highly motivated and determined racer, but also the young man off the track going about his daily life.

"This is very exciting and I'm looking forward to people getting to know the real Jorge," said Lorenzo. "I'm quite open and I don't really mind that people get to see bits of my private life. I got used to having TV cameras around me, you tend to forget about it quite easily. I think that having some unseen footage from when I was a child and when I'm away from the circuits makes this documentary more interesting."

Dorna Sports Managing Director, Manel Arroyo, added: "It's been an exciting project! When the idea came up we started to talk with Jorge's management and Yamaha, and everybody made a big joint effort to make this happen. Now we are able to deliver something unique.

“This close collaboration allowed us to offer something really different as we were able to go behind the scenes with Jorge, and explain how he got to where he is today. Now we expect to distribute the documentary in markets further afield than Spain. So far we've been focusing on finishing it after the season ended, and we already know that several broadcasters are interested in it."

'Jorge' will be available for purchase in retail stores next year.

Tagged as: Jorge Lorenzo , 2010 MotoGP

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December 20, 2010 3:42 PM

Much like he races,George don't take prisoners. Not on the track,nor race celebrations,not either when it comes to media. Remember him saying the title was of less value after Mugello without Rossi. Obviously that is not the case now. Archetypal,'anything you can do,I can do better'. Get the feeling that George is to Vale what Vale was to Sete. mmm...there was a decent age gap between the two of them aswell.

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