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Lorenzo: 'An honour to share garage with Rossi'

Wednesday, 27, November 2013

Jorge Lorenzo attended a promotional event organised by one of his sponsors in Barcelona on Tuesday and participated in a special press conference in which he faced questions from a very young audience.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Information:

It will undoubtedly be a year to remember for Yamaha, with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo continuing to set the pace the others have to follow, while he is re-joined by former team-mate and rival Valentino Rossi. The pairing suggests that Yamaha will once again be right at the sharp edge of MotoGP™ with the consistency of the YZR-M1 having helped Lorenzo to fulfil his goals.


  • Koichi Tsuji General Manager Motorsport Development Division
  • Shigeto KitagawaPresident
  • Lin JarvisManaging Director
  • Kouji TsuyaYZR-M1 Project Leader
  • Massimo Meregalli Team Director
  • Wilco ZeelenbergTeam Manager

Valentino Rossi's Crew

  • Jeremy BurgessCrew Chief
  • Hiroya AtsumiYMC Engineer
  • Matteo FlamigniData Engineer
  • Bernard AnsiauMechanic
  • Alex Briggs Mechanic
  • Brent StephensMechanic
  • Gary ColemanMechanic

Jorge Lorenzo's Crew

  • Ramon Forcada Crew Chief
  • Takashi MoriyamaYMC Engineer
  • Davide MarelliData Engineer
  • Javier Ullate Mechanic
  • Walter CrippaMechanic
  • Valentino NegriMechanic
  • Juan LlansáMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Yamaha YZR-M1
  • Engine 1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
  • Power Over 240 hp
  • Top Speed N/A
  • Chassis Aluminium twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry. Aluminium swingarm.
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon disc, two four-piston calipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper (Brembo)