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He began racing 125cc motorcycles at age 15.
During his reign as 250cc champion, Lorenzo was known to be very aggressive in his riding, particularly when overtaking others. He was penalised by a suspension which stopped him from taking part in Malaysia in 2005. Lorenzo's tenure in the Fiat Yamaha team has been underscored by an intense rivalry between himself and his teammate Valentino Rossi.
Lorenzo made his championship debut on his fifteenth birthday, on the second qualifying day for the 2002 125cc Spanish Grand Prix, after having to miss Friday practice as he was not old enough to race. Lorenzo dominated the 2007 250cc World Championship. His nine pole positions led to nine victories in 2007.
Lorenzo's victory at Misano in 2007 was his 16th in the 250cc class, making him the most successful Spanish rider of all time in the intermediate 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.
By this stage of the Championship, Lorenzo was in joint first place with Pedrosa, but on 1 May 2008 Lorenzo was thrown from his bike during practice for the MotoGP Grand Prix of China. Lorenzo suffered a chipped bone and snapped ligament in his left ankle, and a fractured bone in his right. He was still able to finish the race in 4th place. Two weeks later at Le Mans, Lorenzo suffered two accidents in the practice sessions but managed to post a 2nd-place result. In the following race at Mugello, he crashed during the race after qualifying seventh on the grid, The next week in Barcelona, he experienced his fifth crash in four meetings, the practice session accident forcing him to miss the race.
In 2009, Lorenzo stayed with Yamaha. His season started well, with two wins – at Motegi and Le Mans – and two more podiums out of five races, leading the championship up until that point after which Valentino Rossi stole the momentum from him in the Catalan Grand Prix.
On 25 August 2009, Lorenzo ended speculation surrounding a possible move to Honda or Ducati by signing a contract to race with Yamaha in the 2010 MotoGP Championship. Ducati reputedly offered him a $15 million contract to take the seat vacated by Marco Melandri which was eventually taken by Nicky Hayden.
His first victory of the season came during a wet race at Aragon, his first win at the circuit. Lorenzo followed that victory up with a victory in the next race at Motegi, having also won at the circuit in 2009 and 2013. For the majority of the season, Lorenzo was involved in a three-way rivalry with teammate Rossi and Dani Pedrosa to claim the runner-up position overall. At Valencia, Lorenzo took the decision to swap bikes – on lap 20 – as light rain fell. He struggled to get the bike stopped in the uncertain conditions and dropped down the order; he ultimately retired from the race. He finished third in the final championship standings behind Márquez and Rossi, with 263 points.
Lorenzo was born in Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain. In January 2010, Lorenzo got involved with the Oxfam international confederation's efforts in assisting support for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
In 2011, Lorenzo was seen arguing with fellow rider Marco Simoncelli, who was under fire from Lorenzo for his dangerous riding. Simoncelli retorted by reminding Lorenzo of his race suspension after he was overly aggressive while overtaking a rider in 2005, which included last lap clashing of fairings with Pedrosa and moments later taking Alex de Angelis down. Lorenzo said, "if it doesn't come from you again there will be no problem". Simoncelli put even more fuel to the fire by saying "I will be arrested", to which a visibly angry Lorenzo reacted by saying, "this is no joke, we are playing with our lives here". Simoncelli claimed that he still had his leathers which were left blackened at the knee slider after a previous incident with Lorenzo at the final round of the 2010 season. Simoncelli passed away later that year after accidentally getting ran over following his own fall onto the race track in Malaysia.
The character Jorge in the video game Halo: Reach is named for him, after Lorenzo wore a helmet at the 2009 Valencian Grand Prix that replicated a style of helmet from Halo 3: ODST. Lorenzo wore sponsored helmets from the Call of Duty franchise, at the Valencian Grand Prix in 2013 for Ghosts and Advanced Warfare in 2014.
Lorenzo wore sponsored protective gear from Dainese between 2005 and 2010, and Alpinestars from 2011 onwards. On 17 October 2013, Lorenzo visited the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alpinestars.
On 2 May 2013, three days before the Spanish Grand Prix, the Circuito de Jerez renamed the thirteenth corner "Curva Lorenzo". It had previously been known as "Curva Ducados".
In September 2015, China based Zopo Mobile released the Zopo Speed 7 GP smartphone, endorsed by Lorenzo
In 2017 season, Lorenzo switched team from Yamaha to Ducati. With initial trouble adjusting to the new bike, Lorenzo suffered a winless season for the first time in the premier class and his first since the 2005 250cc season, although he scored three podiums and finished seventh in the overall standings.
On 6 June 2018, it was announced that Lorenzo would join Repsol Honda Team on a two-year deal, replacing retiring compatriot Dani Pedrosa. Despite tough early going in the season, finishing no higher than 11th, Lorenzo presented positive development of the Honda for his riding style coming into the mid-season. Although making rapid gains, in the Catalan GP, he took out Valentino Rossi, Maverick Viñales and Andrea Dovizioso while making a hairpin corner pass in early race traffic.
On 14 November 2019 at a special press conference at Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, Spain during the last race of the season, Lorenzo announced his retirement from racing at the age of 32. He finished the season in 19th place the riders' championship with just 28 points, his career worst season by far. It was also his first ever season in the premier class without a single podium finish, having failed to achieve even a single top-10 finish.
In January 2020, he was confirmed to be contracted as lead test rider for the Yamaha Factory Racing European test team. Yamaha has a Japanese test team of Kohta Nozane and Katsuyuki Nakasuga.
In March 2020, it was announced that Lorenzo would make at least one wildcard appearance in a season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to wildcards being cancelled, this did not happen. Later in the year, Lorenzo revealed that he opted against making a permanent comeback within the Ducati stable for the 2021 season after serious considerations, also endorsing Francesco Bagnaia as the 'logical choice' to fill the factory seat in his place.
Jorge was raised with a sister named Laura Lorenzo.
Currently, Jorge Lorenzo is 34 years, 0 months and 8 days old. Jorge Lorenzo will celebrate 35th birthday on a Wednesday 4th of May 2022. Below we countdown to Jorge Lorenzo upcoming birthday.
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Jorge Lorenzo has had a shocker of a start to the season. With only six-points to his name the Spaniard is currently 16th in the MotoGP Championship chase. Jerez, however has always proved to be a happy hunting-ground for Lorenzo, who celebrates his 31st birthday on Friday. In ten races at Jerez the Spanish rider has been on the podium eight times, winning the Spanish GP in 2010, in 2011 and in 2015. Last year Jorge scored his first podium for Ducati with a third-place finish.
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