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Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo
250cc Record
Nationality 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Spanish
Nicknames Por Fuera (around the outside)
Bike # 1
Current team Fortuna Aprilia
World Championships 250cc - 2006, 2007
Race Starts 93
Race Wins 21
Podium finishes 38
Pole positions 26
Fastest laps 7
Championship Points 1038
2007 Championship position 1st (303 pts)


Jorge Lorenzo (born 4 May 1987 in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands) is a Spanish motorcycle rider, the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Champion.

Lorenzo made his championship debut on his fifteenth birthday, on the second qualifying day for the 2002 125cc Spanish Grand Prix - having to miss Friday practice as he was not allowed to race. He has a lollipop every time when he is on the podium, in deference to his sponsor Chupa Chups. Lorenzo is again dominating the 250cc World Championship during 2007. His first six poles of the season have all lead to victories.

Jorge's victory at Misano 2007 was his 16th in the 250cc class, making him the most successful Spanish rider of all time in the 250cc GP class -- with one more victory than Dani Pedrosa and Sito Pons.

After being linked with a Yamaha MotoGP ride for 2008, on 25 July 2007 he was confirmed as Valentino Rossi's partner on a two year deal for the 2008 MotoGP season.

Grand Prix career statistics

Season Class Motorcycle Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2002 125cc Derbi 14 0 0 0 0 21 21st
2003 125cc Derbi 16 1 2 1 1 79 12th
2004 125cc Derbi 16 3 7 2 2 179 4th
2005 250cc Honda RS250 15 0 6 4 0 167 5th
2006 250cc Aprilia RS250 16 8 11 10 1 289 1st
2007 250cc Aprilia RS250 16 9 12 9 3 303 1st
Total 93 21 38 26 7 1038


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250 cc Motorcycle World Champions
(1949) Bruno Ruffo• (1950) Dario Ambrosini• (1951) Bruno Ruffo• (1952) Enrico Lorenzetti• (1953, 54) Werner Haas• (1955) Hermann Paul Müller• (1956) Carlo Ubbiali• (1957) Cecil Sandford• (1958) Tarquinio Provini• (1959, 60) Carlo Ubbiali• (1961) Mike Hailwood• (1962, 63) Jim Redman• (1964, 65) Phil Read• (1966, 67) Mike Hailwood• (1968) Phil Read• (1969) Kel Carruthers• (1970) Rodney Gould• (1971) Phil Read• (1972) Jarno Saarinen• (1973) Dieter Braun• (1974, 75, 76) Walter Villa• (1977) Mario Lega• (1978, 79) Kork Ballington• (1980, 81) Anton Mang• (1982) Jean-Louis Tournadre• (1983) Carlos Lavado• (1984) Christian Sarron• (1985) Freddie Spencer• (1986) Carlos Lavado• (1987) Anton Mang• (1988, 89) Sito Pons• (1990) John Kocinski• (1991, 92) Luca Cadalora• (1993) Tetsuya Harada• (1994, 95, 96, 97) Max Biaggi• (1998) Loris Capirossi• (1999) Valentino Rossi• (2000) Olivier Jacque• (2001) Daijiro Kato• (2002) Marco Melandri• (2003) Manuel Poggiali• (2004, 05) Dani Pedrosa• (2006, 07) Jorge Lorenzo