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MotoGP Valencia: Lorenzo: It won't be easy to say goodbye

'Valencia is going to be a very special race for me because after nine years with the Yamaha family, I have to say goodbye and it won't be easy' - Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo is preparing for his final race for Yamaha ahead of his move to the factory Ducati MotoGP team this weekend at Valencia in Spain.

Lorenzo admits it will be tough to say farewell after nine successful years with the manufacturer and the three-time premier class champion says he will give his all to sign off with a victory on Sunday at his home race.

“The season is almost over and finally we arrive to Valencia, where I have some good memories, especially last year when we were able to achieve our goal and become World Champion again,” said Lorenzo, who is also aiming to secure third place in the final standings this weekend behind his Movistar team-mate Valentino Rossi.

“Valencia is going to be a very special race for me because after nine years with the Yamaha family I have to say goodbye and it won't be easy. I had a lot of good feelings with Yamaha and together we won a lot of races and titles,” he added.

“I would like to finish this season in the best way possible and that's with a victory, so I will do my best to try to win in Cheste and I will try to secure third position in the championship as well.”

Lorenzo boasts an impressive record at the Ricardo Tormo circuit on the YZR-M1, taking three wins in 2010, 2013 and last year, when he clinched his third MotoGP crown.



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Yearby23

November 09, 2016 2:28 PM

It's been a great run for Jorge. Aside from his rookie season finishing 4th overall he's never finished lower than 3rd in the championship which is a superb run in the premier class. He's done a lot for Yamaha staying loyal through tough times so will be interested to see how Yamaha develops from here on into the future. Most I'm interested to see just where Jorge places at the first test. It's just that, a test, but he will still go for a fast time regardless.

AusssieNsw

November 10, 2016 4:19 AM

@yzrm10 Mate what planet do you live on or more to the fact what age are you not very old I would say,let me explain a few things to you a RIDER does not develop a bike ENGINEERS develop a bike and let me also tell you the number of Engineers that Honda, Yam, Ducati and suzy employ would be in the hundreds and they would be the cream of the crop in development so please can you and all the like thinkers like you stop talking cr@p about riders developing bikes. And about riders walking into teams like JLO who some said that the bike was a top bike when he joined well what about rossi when he joined Honda he walked into I would say one of the greatest teams in the history of GP racing the Burges/Doohan team that swept all before it and I have been following GP racing for 53 yrs.



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