Jorge Lorenzo, at the request of Ducati Corse factory managers, took part in the tests of the Desmosedici GP22 prototype in Mugello. “Officially” it was just a race. In the published photos, Lorenzo drove a Ducati S4R.
While car and motorcycle racing are both extremely engaging and exciting to watch (and participate in), it can be argued that motorcycle racing is a lot more physically taxing, and requires racers to be in significantly better shape than their four-wheeled counterparts. Having been on the occasional track day on both two and four wheels, I can certainly say that I was a lot more winded after a few laps on my bike as against my car.
Five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo hung up his race leathers in 2019, retiring from MotoGP after 12 hard-fought seasons. Since then, Lorenzo has appeared at several races throughout the 2020 and 2021 MotoGP seasons. Number 99 frequently contributed to media coverage during those visits, but he’s still managed to keep the paddock at an arm’s length following his retirement—until now.
The 2015 season was one of the most impactful that happened in the last decade, at least. The relationship between Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez was not the healthiest one where the highlight was the Sepang race when the two riders came into contact which resulted in the crash of the #93.
Few motorcycle racers can say that they’ve had an illustrious career as that of five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Spanish rider, who stepped away from the glitz and glamor of Grand Prix motorcycle racing in 2019, has since been taking it easy and living a relatively quiet life outside of racing. He’s been involved with electric two-wheelers, in particular, with electric motorcycle manufacturer Super Soco.
A quick trip to three-time MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo’s Instagram profile would make it clear that the Spanish racer is all for electric two-wheelers. Multiple posts show him aboard various models of Super Soco’s electric motorcycles, making clear that Lorenzo is an ambassador for the electric mobility brand. Indeed,...