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PICS: Lorenzo’s Yamaha unveiled

First look at Jorge Lorenzo's 2013 Yamaha MotoGP race livery.
This is the livery with which Yamaha's reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo will aim to claim a third premier-class title in 2013.

The colours - alongside those of returning team-mate Valentino Rossi (se separate story) - were unveiled at Jerez on Friday, on the eve of the final official pre-season test at the Spanish circuit.

Without a title sponsor since Fiat left at the end of 2010, Yamaha has once again chosen blue-and-white corporate colours for its factory MotoGP team. Lorenzo has a red #99 - compared with a yellow #46 for Rossi - having turned down the chance to use the #1 plate, which he ran as reigning champion in 2011.

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Lorenzo has been a Yamaha rider ever since his 2008 MotoGP debut, previously partnering Rossi at the factory team for his first three seasons in the class.

Just 25-years old, Lorenzo is already Spain's most successful premier-class rider, in terms of titles and race wins (23). 1999 500cc champion Alex Criville is the only other Spanish champion, although 2012 title runner-up Dani Pedrosa is just one race victory behind Lorenzo.




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Lorenzo and Rossi, Jerez MotoGP tests, March 2013
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Lorenzo and Rossi, Jerez MotoGP tests, March 2013
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Lorenzo and Rossi, Jerez MotoGP tests, March 2013
Lorenzo and Rossi, Jerez MotoGP tests, March 2013
Jorge Lorenzo’s 2013 Yamaha livery (Pic: Yamaha)
Jorge Lorenzo’s 2013 Yamaha livery (Pic: Yamaha)
Jorge Lorenzo’s 2013 Yamaha livery (Pic: Yamaha)
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Grendlehop

March 23, 2013 1:24 AM

Too right Lance! Been a Rossi fan since 4-strokes, when I started watching GP. Used to be a hater of the golden boy, since my friend was biased against him back then. After the Welkom race in '04, my mind was made up on his greatness. Jorge is a worthy GP torch bearer for when Vale decides to spend his golden years in SBK. Marc may be Jorge's main rival for the foreseeable future.



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