Lorenzo will continue to ride for Yamaha with extended contract

Nancy Knapp Schilke

Following on the heels of Jorge Lorenzo's victory in his homeland, the 2010 MotoGP Champion has secured an extension of two years on his contract. The Spaniard will remain with Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd until the end of the 2014 season; of course his contract could be renewed again.

“I am extremely happy to have signed with Yamaha for two more years. They’ve made great efforts to retain me in the factory team so I want to thank all those involved at Yamaha for this," he said.

my dream to finish my career with Yamaha is now closer to becoming a reality!

Jorge Lorenzo

Since his first year in the premier MotoGP series, Lorenzo has raced only for Yamaha, and obviously the team and the rider have a great relationship. Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director Lin Jarvis stated: “This is excellent news for Yamaha and for the Yamaha Factory Racing Team.

"Jorge’s contract extension allows both him and Yamaha to concentrate 100% on this year’s Championship challenge without any distractions and also to make future plans together to further strengthen the winning partnership."

The current 2012 points leader kicked off his first year in 2008 by placing fourth in the title fight. The next year, he as second in the standings, and in his third season, he notched the title. Last year, he again placed second again.

Lorenzo added, "Now I can focus on the Championship and I’m looking forward to paying back Yamaha’s trust in me starting at Silverstone this weekend. I look forward to winning many more Championships together; my dream to finish my career with Yamaha is now closer to becoming a reality!”

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Tags featured, lorenzo, moto gp, yamaha