Lorenzo’s best mo­ments at Yamaha

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With the three-time world cham­pion Du­cati-bound as soon as this week’s post-sea­son test at Va­len­cia is over, Lorenzo shared with us his per­sonal high­lights from his nine years with Yamaha.

The best race?

“Assen in 2013 was very spe­cial, as I achieved one thing that had been im­pos­si­ble to achieve in all the his­tory of Mo­togp – com­ing from an op­er­a­tion in 13 hours and fin­ish­ing a Mo­togp race in the top five.”

The best bike?

“The bike in 2008 was very strong. But then in 2009 and the first part of 2010 we also had the best bike. In 2012, we didn’t have the chat­ter­ing prob­lem some fac­to­ries had, and last year’s was good, too. Half of my time there, we prob­a­bly had the best bike.”

The best win?

“Last year in Va­len­cia. I had all the pres­sure on me and I reached my high­est level and had very high pres­sure from the Honda guys dur­ing the race. It was prob­a­bly the clos­est cham­pi­onship in all my ca­reer, and I won my last world ti­tle for Yamaha.”

The best cham­pi­onship?

“Not the last one, as I didn’t feel great with the Miche­lin tyres, but we still fin­ished at a good level. 2015 was prob­a­bly my strong­est sea­son, be­cause that’s where I reached my top level as a rider. I hope we will work hard to reach an even bet­ter level in the fu­ture.”

Will Lorenzo be a fre­quent podium visi­tor with Du­cati?

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