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The most decorated Spanish MotoGP™ rider in history, reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, is the newest member of the Tissot Family.
Known for his precision, elegance and style in addition to his competitive spirit, he represents the values of the swiss watchmaker perfectly and is a great addition to the Tissot family, Official Timekeeper of MotoGP™.
Jorge Lorenzo’s path has been paved with precociousness and records. Success has been his companion since the day he rode a bike for the first time at the young age of three. When he was eight, as one of the youngest, he won the Balearic Championship. He soon made the jump into the European Championship and the Aprilia Cup. His quick thinking and his constant evolution opened the doors to the MotoGP™ World Championship. In 2002, on his fifteenth birthday and on the famous Jerez circuit, he became the youngest rider in the World Championship. After three years in the 125cc category, he escalated to 250cc and achieved two consecutive World Championship Titles. Jorge Lorenzo was then at ease in making the leap to the top flight in 2008. In his first race, he won pole position and in his third MotoGP™ Grand Prix, he climbed to the top of the podium.
Since then and during his eight seasons, Lorenzo has not stopped growing. He has achieved three World Championships (2010, 2012 and 2015), has been runner-up three times (2009, 2011 and 2013) and has become one of the most important racers of all-time with a record number of Poles (62). He is also the fourth driver in the all-time list for victories in the premier class (41) and third in line for the most podium finishes (99).
François Thiébaud, President of Tissot, has also expressed his enthusiasm: "We are very pleased to welcome Jorge Lorenzo to the Tissot family. His passion, his courage and fighting spirit fit with the values of Tissot perfectly. Our commitment to the world of MotoGP and to our role as Official Timekeeper is strengthened by our alliances with great athletes. It is an honour for us to welcome the three-time World Champion in our family today."
"It is an honour for me that Tissot, such a prestigious brand with so much history in motorcycling, entrusts me with the role of ambassador. Tissot plays crucial role in the races and sets the pace in MotoGP. Now, I would like to return the favour and trust with victories and maximum precision on the track,” said Jorge Lorenzo.
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