2020 MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo Will Race at the Catalan Grand Prix

“After some weeks thinking about it, yesterday I decided I will compete at the Catalan GP”

Lorenzo is going to race again on the factory Yamaha YZR-M1 bike at his home race in Barcelona. 

Last year, Lorenzo announced his retirement from racing. After that decision, the five-time World Champion took the role of becoming a test rider for the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team. Now, he received a wildcard to race at the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix between 5-7 June.

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“After some weeks thinking about it, yesterday I decided I will compete at the Catalan GP. I’m really looking forward to it and I’ll see you all there," said Lorenzo.

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The rider completed two-days of testing in February at the Sepang shakedown and Official Tests. He finished 20th on the timesheets of Session 3 at the MotoGP Sepang test, 1.348 seconds behind the fastest rider, Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT).

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The Yamaha engineers improved the top speed of the 2020 YZR-M1 bike which now is closer in comparison to the 2020 Honda RC213V machine of Marc Marquez. So, it’ll be interesting to see how fast Lorenzo still is in a MotoGP race. 

The Spaniard will still perform his test rider role for the Yamaha MotoGP team throughout the 2020 season.

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