Jorge Lorenzo will retire after Valencia race, this sunday. With 68 victories (47 in MotoGP class), one 125 World Championship, one 250 World Championship and 3 MotoGP World Championships, Jorge will be crowned MotoGP Legend in Jerez 2020. He used to say “I am not a good rider, I am a champion”. Well, Jorge… you are. And you will be truly missed by everyone who loves this sport, no matter what. Wish you all the best in life.
Marco Melandri will retire from racing at the end of the 2019 SBK season.
With 1 World Championship in 2002 in 250cc class, 22 victories and 62 podiums in MotoGP, and 22 victories and 75 podiums in SBK (for now) he will be truly missed in the world of motorsport. I still remember one of his sentences which I’ve always though as perfect for bike racing: “The only enemy is the asphalt”. I wish this guy all the best for him and his family.