MotoGP Superstar Jorge Lorenzo’s profile, He started his GP career in 2002 in the 125cc class and moved into the 250cc category in 2005, clinching back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.
Jorge entered the premier class the following season with the Factory Yamaha team, claiming the Rookie of the Year title and fourth overall after a fabulous debut – becoming the most successful debutante since the start of the four-stroke era.
In 2009 he finished runner-up behind teammate Valentino Rossi, winning four races and taking an additional nine podiums. 2010 saw him convert his potential into a World Championship title after a season-long display of intelligent riding put him on the podium for the first 12 consecutive races.
The Majorcan lad finished runner-up in 2011 despite missing two races, yet in 2012 put in a stunning year that did not see him place below second in any race he finished.
This led to him clinching his second premier class title at Phillip Island with one race to go, making him the first Spaniard with two top flight World Championships.
In 2013 he was re-joined by old foe and teammate Valentino Rossi, as the duo looked to push each other to title glory, but they would both lose out to Repsol Honda Team newcomer Marc Marquez.
Despite this, Lorenzo put up a brave defence of the title and won more races, but paid dearly for two collarbone breakages at Assen and the Sachsenring.
Having won the last three 2013 races consecutively, Lorenzo aimed to kick-off 2014 with more of the same but things did not go according to plan, whilst Marquez sprinted ahead with 10 consecutive race wins to run away with the title.
Lorenzo came strong again in the second half of the year and strives to push forward once more in 2015.
The 2015 season started on a difficult note for Jorge Lorenzo, missing the podium in the first three races but an incredible comeback saw him take his third MotoGP World Championship with 330 points in the last race of the year.
Lorenzo started the 2016 by winning from pole position in Qatar. In the coming three races, Lorenzo failed to grab a win and fell behind Marc Márquez in the title race following a crash and two runners-up finishes.
Two consecutive wins in France and Italy put him back in front of the championship only to fall back to third due to a performance dip over the following five races.
At Misano Lorenzo put in a qualifying lap record to claim his 64th career pole an all-time record.