Category: jorge lorenzo



Time flies so fast it feels like it was Yesterday this one was fake playing the guitar in the gravels celebrating one of his 250cc wins. Yet here we are, years laters his final weekend is over and he is now an officially retired professional rider.

Of course we could all praise his incredible records in detail (5 world titles, 68 victories, 69 poles, more than 150 podiums and almost 300 races). Yet they’re just numbers and even though they don’t lie and make him one of the highest profile in the spanish motorcycling world and one of the most prolific rider in the history of MotoGP, they’re not the reason my heart was heavier last weekend than it was at some other times.

To understand why so many of us are painfully crying to see Lorenzo leave we first gotta explain you what it feels like to see him ride.

One of the defining characteristics of Jorge Lorenzo’s style is his precision in all circumstances. Like a surgeon with a scalpel in hand, he’s been going further and further, pushing in the never ending quest of improvement but always keeping in mind he had to be with in the limit of what’s humanely possible as going too far and crossing that line could end up being deadly. This precision in all time ended up being the now famous « hammer time » or as he calls it in spanish: « martillo ».

The second word that everybody uses to describe his riding style is of course : smooth. If Dani Pedrosa’s riding style was elegance in it’s purest form, Lorenzo’s goes even further than that. His quick and minimal changes of position on the bike makes it feel like he is one with the bike, his arms being the prolongation of the handlebars, his legs blending in with the bike’s fairing. Everything in between just moving along following the bike’s every movements. He is gracefully sliding on track like a skater on ice.

That one in a million style is what most of us will miss the most. I believe there’s nothing better than watch someone express his greatness and his art and to think we won’t ever be able to see Jorge’s metronomic self do his things on a two wheels beast breaks my heart. Many have called it boring to see him get the holeshot and running away until the chequered flag, but there was not a minute or a second when i wasn’t in awe seeing him ride the way only him does.

I remember being incredibly sad when Casey left having that feeling that he had never been appreciated enough. I also remember that the word « sad » could not even begin to describe what i was feeling when Nicky left, the very first of my boys. Last year, it was with an heavy nostalgic heart that i had to see Dani go away. Today, there’s sadness, and heartbreaks, and nostalgia, and a huge void that’s been open as i let go of the last rider i can call myself a fan of.

But there’s also proudness, happiness and a feeling of accomplishment. I’ve been following passionately this sport, missing as little action as possible, for 14 years. Knowing i’m 29 means MotoGP has basically been half my Life. 14 years just for a few incredibly talented Riders. I’ve been cheering, screaming, crying, (fangirling, YES) and acting like an overprotective mum when someone dared criticized one of my Boys.

Now that they’ve all left and that thanks to them i’ve got some of the best friend someone can ask for, i feel like i can hand over the baton to a new generation of passionate fans and, even though i’ll still keep up with the racing, move on to a new chapter.

I could speak about JL all day long but i’ll keep that only for my dearest Team 99. All i can say now is thank you for the memories Jorge. They won’t fade away.

You’re leaving as the true Campeon you’ve always been. And we know that, with the right tools, you can still beat the hell out of anyone on this grid.

You’re not just a great rider, nor just one of the best Champion of the motorcycle history. You’re one of it’s Living Legend.


The last flag


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.

Photo by: @cormacgp


MV12 – 9: There’s no denying Maverick’s talent but we’ve kind of been waiting for a while for that! Good on him to prove us wrong but this result as fantastic as it is will have to be repeated in the next few rounds for Yamaha to be kind of out of their crisis.

VR46 – 3: You know, even for non Rossi fanatics, seeing this legend struggling so much just HURTS. We’re sure he still has it in him but maybe that just bot worth waiting for it anymore… 🤷🏻‍♀️

AR42- 6: That early crash was so unfortunate Alex! Clearly had my money on him. Clearly lost a bit of $$… 😩

MM93 – 8: Even on days where, from his own words, everything wasn’t ready for him to be able to win, he still gets 2nd. This, my dear friends, is why he is untouchable.

AD04 – 6: Years and seasons goes by and Dovizioso is still lacking that extra something World Champs have.

FQ20 – 8: Another impressive weekend for the rookie who’s giving us major Zarco throwbacks. Hopefully it will all end up better for him than his fellow frenchman.

DP9 – 6: Beware Danillo, do not close too much on Dovi or else you’ll be asked to drop a place… 👀

JL99 – DNS: Mother luck has totally left the Lorenzo boat. Hopefully she will make a comeback soon enough or at least before he breaks himself a few more vertebrae…


MM93 – 10: For that race only, Jorge has been added to the thanks list at the end of Marc’s title winning speech.

MV12 – 3: His anger & frustration were obvious but come on Mack, the middle finger is too much of a low point for you to do it. You’re better than that.

FQ20 – 9: Pole on Saturday, Podium on Sunday. The new Zarco is on fire.

DP9 – 8: It’s amazing how winning a race changes a man. Petrucci seems on a roll since his Italian GP win and could become one of the many key factor into this season’s title chase.

JL99 – 3: Sometimes, Sh*t happens. But kuddos to Jorge for taking the blame, apologizing and having made a step forward on the bike this weekend!

AR42 – 7: Not as present as during the first few races but still scoring important points.

AD04 – 4: I have seen a lot of “JL destroyed Dovizioso’s title chances with this crash” but let’s be honest here, there’s many races still to go. Like Nicky Hayden would say, anything can happen, that’s why they line up on Sunday.

VR46 – 4: Sometimes being the veteran makes you speak the truth. No animosity coming from Vale regarding Jorge’s bowling party was the highlight of my Sunday. Some of his so called fans asking for JL’s head on a pick in front of Tavullia tho, not so much.

MotoGP Sorrow Column 22/…
(starring E.Watson & L. Mann) 

1O years ago…
The most amazing overtake of history #respectmyopinion



DP9 – 10: There’s no such things as Mapping8 when a race win is at play. Even less so when looking to extend your current factory deal.. 👀 Congrats Danilo!!

VR46 – 3: We’ll honest there, we’ve barely saw Valentino this weekend which is a shame because that special Italian flag helmet was a beauty!

MM93 – 8: Sometimes the best you can do is 2nd.

AR42 – 7: There’s no stopping Alex as of right now. He’s been lurking behind the top 3 men for the whole race hoping for some kind of a bloodbath. Didn’t worked out this time but who knows about next time ?!

JZ5 – 1: We’re entering into the danger zone right now and one can wander is that marriage will last long enough to get a honeymoon.

AD04 – 7: Danilo might have been « Sorry! » in the post-race press conf for winning instead of his teammate but WE’RE NOT.

JL99 – 3: One can only hope that flight straight to HRC’s HQ in Japan will not be a total waist of time. At least, the boy is trying!

FQ20 – 5: Look we adore Fabio. He’s a huge potential for the future. But the French press really need to stop going crazy from Friday to Sunday about him like he was alone on the grid.

MV12 – 5: To think the M1 used to win races at the Mugello, and now this…