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After announcing he is to retire from MotoGP™ in Valencia, delve into some of the stats behind one of the sport’s true greats: five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
- At the 2019 Japanese GP, Jorge Lorenzo made his 200th Grand Prix start in the premier class, becoming the seventh rider to reach the milestone in the class and the second Spanish rider along with Dani Pedrosa.
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- Aged 32 years and 169 days old on race day at Motegi in 2019, Lorenzo became the youngest rider to reach the milestone of 200 premier class starts, taking the record from Dani Pedrosa who was 32 years and 170 days old at the 2018 Qatar GP.
- Lorenzo (47) is then the second Spanish rider with the most GP wins in the premier class behind Marquez (55).
- Lorenzo (20 years 345 days old) is the third-youngest rider to win in three Grand Prix solo classes behind Marc Marquez (20 years 63 days old) and Pedrosa (20 years 227 days old).
- In addition, at 20 years 345 days old, Lorenzo sits in sixth place on the list of the youngest riders to win in the premier class, behind Randy Mamola (20 years 239 days old).
- Lorenzo (18 years 326 days old) is the fourth-youngest rider to win in the intermediate category in Spain, 2006, on his way to becoming the second-youngest rider to clinch the intermediate class title (19 years and 178 days old) behind Pedrosa (19 years and 18 days old).
- Lorenzo is the youngest rider to start a GP race, aged 15 years and 1 day old in Jerez back in 2002.
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- With five world titles (2 x 250cc, 3 x MotoGP™), Lorenzo is the third Spanish rider with the most Championship wins in the history of Grand Prix Racing behind Marquez (8) and Angel Nieto (12+1).
- Since 2008, Lorenzo has been runner-up on three occasions (2009, 2011, 2013) and finished inside the top three on eight occasions (from 2009 to 2016), while his best was in 2010 when he won the MotoGP™ title with 383 points (nine wins, 16 podiums and seven pole positions).
- In 2010, Lorenzo became the second Spanish rider to clinch a premier class world title after Alex Criville (1999/500cc).
- At Mugello, 2018, Lorenzo became the second rider in the history of Grand Prix racing to win on both Yamaha and Ducati machinery, along with Loris Capirossi.
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- Lorenzo took 24 races to win with Ducati. Only two riders took fewer races to stand on the top step of the podium with the Bologna factory: Capirossi (6) races and Casey Stoner (1).
- Lorenzo’s win at Mugello/2018 was the 25th time of his 47 wins in the premier class that he had won after leading across the line on every lap, the 5th time at Mugello (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018).
- In Barcelona, 2018, Lorenzo became the fourth rider to reach the milestone of 150 podium finishes in Grand Prix racing along with Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini and Pedrosa. He was the second Spanish rider to do so.
- Austria 2018 was Lorenzo’s first win at the Red Bull Ring, which is the 17th different circuit in which he has won at least once in the premier class.
- Lorenzo’s win in Austria/2018 was the 29th time of his 47 wins in the premier class that he had not won starting from pole position.
- In Barcelona, 2018, Lorenzo became the eighth rider to qualify on pole position with bikes from two different manufacturers in the MotoGP™ class since 2002. Others to achieve this are Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Stoner, Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau and Aleix Espargaro.
- In 2015, Lorenzo became just the third rider to clinch a premier class title in the final race of the year with points deficit leading into it, along with Wayne Rainey (1992) and Nicky Hayden (2006).
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