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PICS: Jorge Lorenzo’s 2013 Yamaha livery

22 March 2013

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.

See below for more images.

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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