Dorna Carmelo Ezpeleta’s CEO will keep his promise by entering the name of Jorge Lorenzo in the list of MotoGP Hall of Fame this year. The inauguration of the legendary seal will take place in Jerez, Spain.
Actually, the news about the MotoGP legend stamp for Lorenzo had blaze when X-Fuera announced his retirement last November. At that time, Ezpeleta claimed to be discussing Lorenzo’s retirement with FIM to bring the Spaniard into the list of MotoGP legends.
‘After I heard about Jorge’s decision, we talked with FIM and I am happy to say that Jorge will become a MotoGP Legend during the next Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez,’ Ezpeleta said last November.
This is certainly a great honor for Lorenzo. However, what has been given former Yamaha racer, Honda, and Ducati was worth the hard work so far.
Diving underwent his career in the iron horse racing event. Lorenzo has spent 297 races with 68 wins and 152 podium finishes. He also won the world championship trophy three times in the first class.
‘It makes me very happy to be named a MotoGP legend. When I started racing, I always wanted to go to the world championship. 68 wins and five titles far exceeded my wildest expectations. And it’s even harder to become a MotoGP legend. This means that you have to leave a mark on this sport,’ said Lorenzo, who thanked FIM and Dorna for the appointment and support for years quoted from Speedweek, Saturday (1/18).
Besides Lorenzo, Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will also be inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame. The 48-year-old Italian, who won the 250cc title four times in a row between 1994 and 1997, said that if he felt honored he could be compared with top racers such as Agostini, Aspar, Nieto or even Shene.
‘I am very happy that my achievements will not be forgotten and it feels good that my hard work is still appreciated after many years. I want to thank all those who contributed to this decision,’ Biaggi explained.