MOTOGP: Lorenzo Fires Opening Shot; Dominates to Win Season-Opening Grand Prix of Qatar

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DOHA, Qatar – official series release — MotoGP photo — Jorge Lorenzo kicked off the 2016 MotoGP World Championship season in the same fashion that he ended his 2015 season — on top of the heap. Lorenzo dominated the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar Sunday afternoon, leading 14 of 22 laps en route to victory at the Losail International Circuit. …

MOTOGP: Yamaha Teammates Put MotoGP Field on Alert; Lorenzo Fires First Shot in Qatar Practice

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LOSAIL, Qatar – official team release — Yamaha photo — Movistar Yamaha MotoGP took its first strides towards the MotoGP title challenge on Thursday at the start of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar. Defending champion Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Valentino Rossi made their intentions clear in the first free practice session of the season by finishing first and second …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Picks Up Where He Left Off; Leads Day One of Preseason Test in Qatar

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LOSAIL, Qatar – official report — Yamaha photo — The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team flexed its muscle once more on the YZR-M1 Wednesday, as Jorge Lorenzo paced testing at Losail Int’l Circuit ahead of the start of the FIM MotoGP World Championship. Lorenzo wasn‘t shy to get busy and continued the progress he made during the preseason. He took over the top spot …

MOTOGP: Jorge Lorenzo Pairs With SHARK Helmets in Three-Year Sponsor Agreement

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VALENCIA, Spain – official team release — Yamaha photo — Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has announced a three-year partnership with SHARK, the French helmet manufacturer, beginning in 2016. Lorenzo will be wearing the Race-R PRO, SHARK’s flagship product, in all MotoGP races for the next three years.  It features unrivaled optical properties and incomparable aerodynamics. Nowadays, the Race-R PRO …

MOTOGP: Smashing Success; Lorenzo Sets New Track Record En Route to Valencia Pole

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo took the upper hand in the 2015 MotoGP World Championship battle against his teammate and title rival Valentino Rossi after claiming his fifth pole position of the season on Saturday at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Lorenzo set the fastest ever MotoGP lap around the track in near …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Draws First Blood; Tops Opening Grand Finale Practice at Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — Yamaha photo — Jorge Lorenzo drew first blood against MotoGP title rival and teammate Valentino Rossi during Friday’s practice sessions for #TheGrandFinale at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Lorenzo finished on top of the combined timesheets after two practice sessions with a lap of 1:31.111, putting him ahead of defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Lorenzo …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Steals the Show; Paces Friday Practice in Malaysia Ahead of Pedrosa

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SEPANG, Malaysia – official series release — MotoGP photo — Jorge Lorenzo ended the first day of MotoGP practice at the Sepang Int’l Circuit on top of the charts, sending a message to his teammate and title rival Valentino Rossi in the process. Lorezno played second fiddle to Dani Pedrosa in the first practice of the day, but the Spainard …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Tops Rossi for Twin Ring Motegi Pole After Dramatic Qualifying Duel

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MOTEGI, Japan — official series release — MotoGP photo — Jorge Lorenzo came out on top in an epic duel with Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi to earn his fourth MotoGP pole of the season during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Lorenzo enjoyed an incredible duel with Rossi during the 15-minute second session, eventually coming out on top by just …

MOTOGP: Wounded Warrior; Lorenzo Overcomes Shoulder Injury to Lead Motegi Practice

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MOTEGI, Japan – official series release — Yamaha photo — Overcoming a shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the week, Jorge Lorenzo topped the combined MotoGP practice charts Friday at Twin Ring Motegi. Movistar Yamaha’s Lorenzo took advantage of ideal conditions to set a 1:44.731 in the second practice to top the overall practice charts. Lorenzo showed no ill effects …

MOTOGP: Closing the Gap; Lorenzo Claims 60th Career Win in Drama-Filled Aragon Grand Prix

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ARAGON, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo rode brilliantly to secure his 60th career MotoGP victory in front of 67,000 fans at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón on Sunday. Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was involved in an excellent fight with Valentino Rossi over the final few laps for the second step of …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Smashes Misano Circuit Record; Tops Friday’s San Marino Grand Prix Practice

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MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy – official series release — MotoGP photo — Jorge Lorenzo utilized winglets on his Yamaha M1 and set the fastest lap ever by a motorcycle around Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli during MotoGP practice on Friday. For the fourth race in a row it was Movistar Yamaha’s Lorenzo and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez who filled the top two …

MOTOGP: First Blood; Jorge Lorenzo Paces Opening Day of Free Practice at Silverstone

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SILVERSTONE, England – official series release — Yamaha photo — Jorge Lorenzo led the way during MotoGP practice on Friday at the Silverstone Circuit in England. Lorenzo put in a faultless performance on an action-packed first day of practice to snatch the advantage in the 2015 MotoGP World Championship battle from his teammate Valentino Rossi. The Spaniard finished just .033 …