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Wildcard Nakasuga storms to second in Valencia


Katsuyuki Nakasuga stole the show today in an incident packed race, delivering an incredible performance to take second place on the podium for the Grand Prix of Valencia. read more »

Lorenzo qualifies second for final Valencia race

Thursday, 1, January 1970

2012 MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo took advantage of the only dry session of the weekend this afternoon to take second for tomorrow’s season finale, the Grand prix of Valencia.

Slow start to season finale for Yamaha in Valencia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The last race of the 2012 MotoGP season was yet another frustrating weekend opener for the MotoGP riders with mixed conditions making any valuable set up improvements impossible.

Lorenzo claims World Championship title in Phillip Island

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up a season of domination today with second on the podium in the Grand Prix of Australia to claim his second MotoGP World Championship title, becoming Spain's first-ever double premier-class Grand Prix Champion.

Lorenzo picks up the pace in Phillip Island qualifying

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo took advantage of slightly less windy conditions at Phillip Island today to secure second on the grid for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Australia.

Lorenzo battles windy conditions at Phillip Island

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The first practice of the weekend for the Grand Prix of Australia got underway today with Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo battling windy conditions to finish third in the combined times just 0.121 seconds behind Championship rival Dani Pedrosa in second.

Lorenzo salvages second despite tyre choice

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo endured a treacherous ordeal to take second in this afternoon’s Grand Prix of Malaysia.

Lorenzo sets scorching Sepang pole record

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo left it until the last moment this afternoon to smash the Sepang track record with a scorching pole position run ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Malaysia, his third successive pole in a row.

Mixed weather provides frustrating start for Yamaha in Sepang

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Grand Prix of Malaysia got underway today at the Sepang circuit in typically hot conditions with humidity over 85% and Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies spent the morning session working through a base set up to try and improve rear grip issues at a number of corners, with Lorenzo third and Spies sixth.

Lorenzo philosophical on title challenge ahead of Malaysia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

motogp.com caught up with Jorge Lorenzo ahead of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in a special event held at the Alpinestars Shop in Kuala Lumpur.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Information:

Both Yamaha riders won races in Yamaha’s 50th anniversary in grand prix racing last year, with outgoing champ Jorge Lorenzo defending the MotoGP triple-crown valiantly until injury ended his challenge in Australia. Ben Spies had an up-and-down first year in the factory team which included a first win in the Netherlands, but with the move to the 1000cc bikes he will fancy his chances of joining Lorenzo on an assault on Honda’s crowns for the ‘tuning-fork’ brand.

Team Management

  • Masahiko NakajimaGeneral Manager Motorsport Development Division
  • Lin JarvisManaging Director
  • Kouichi TsujiMotoGP Group Leader
  • Massimo MeregalliTeam Director
  • Wilco ZeelenbergTeam Manager

Jorge Lorenzo Crew

  • Ramón ForcadaCrew Chief
  • Takashi MoriyamaYMC Engineer
  • Davide MarelliData Engineer
  • Javier UllateMechanic
  • Walter CrippaMechanic
  • Valentino NegriMechanic
  • Juan LlansáMechanic

Ben Spies Crew

  • Tom HouseworthCrew Chief
  • Hiroya AtsumiYMC Engineer
  • Erkki SiukolaData Engineer
  • Gregory WoodMechanic
  • Jurij PellegriniMechanic
  • Ian GilpinMechanic
  • Olivier BoutronMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Dry weight 157kg
  • Bike Yamaha YZR M1
  • Engine 1000cc, liquid cooled, inline 4 cilinder
  • Power Over 240hp
  • Top Speed N/A
  • Chassis Aluminium twin tube delta box
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)