After a difficult start to his first season as a Honda rider, Joan Mir says he is worried about becoming the next rider who failed to achieve high-profile results on a Honda bike and will have to leave the Japanese manufacturer's camp, as happened with Jorge Lorenzo and Polo Espargaro. "I have to be very attentive to the little things, because with this motorcycle you are always on the edge of a blade," said the Spaniard, who recorded his fourth retirement due to a fall in Le Mans. "More than physically, the bike destroys you mentally because you have to be very, very precise all the time and fight with the front wheel all the time. It's different to what I'm used to and the bike is completely different to the bikes I've ridden before ." The 2020 MotoGP champion admitted he was scared. "Of course. I would like to win and for a racer like me it is
Jorge Lorenzo has won his legal battle against the Spanish tax authorities. They demanded payment of over 11 million euros from him. 7,8 million euros due to his income in 2016 and a fine of 3,6 million euros. The court found that the tax authorities could not prove that Lorenzo's residence in 2016 was in Spain. As he defended himself, he lived in Switzerland at the time. He was shown to have spent 168 days in Spain that year, down from 183 days. It is a limit above which the payment of taxes is mandatory. For Lorenzo, this is the second court victory, after he had to pay as much as 2021 million euros in 35 due to his income between 2013 and 2015. Even then, he managed to prove that he had a residence in Switzerland during that period.
Jorge Lorenzo belongs to the legends of the MotoGP class. During his career, he fought against exceptional racers who also had a strong character, such as Valentino Rossi. It was with the Italian that they staged many unforgettable duels during the years when they shared a garage at Yamaha. There was a great rivalry between the two racers. According to him, this element is missing in sport today. The rivalry between the racers attracts spectators. "People want rivalries, nobody will care if they all hug each other on the track. Today we see some rivalries between Bagnaia, Quartararo and Bastianini which attracts people's interest. They want to see real rivalries. Formula 1 has gained a lot of popularity at the end In the 80s due to the rivalry between Senna and Prost, in MotoGP the duels between Alexa attracted a lot of interest
Jorge Lorenzo is convinced that a fully healthy Marc Marquez is still the best rider in the MotoGP class caravan. If he had not had problems with injuries in the last three seasons, it would have been difficult for Joan Mir, Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia to win the world title. Before the 2020 season, the Spaniard conquered the world competition of the elite motorcycle class four times in a row. Even in the 2020 Corona season, he was considered the main favorite before he broke his right humerus in the opening race in Jerez. An injury that strongly marked not only the mentioned season but also the next two. He missed quite a few races during this time due to numerous surgeries. After making a comeback this year in Aragon, he was competitive with the best in most races at the end of the season. In Australia, he came close to winning with second place,
Jorge Lorenzo believes that Marc Marquez would have overtaken Valentino Rossi in the number of titles if he had not suffered an injury in Jerez in 2020 from which he has not yet fully recovered. Marquez is currently in a total of eight world titles - six in MotoGP. Since the fall of 2019, he has missed quite a few races in two seasons and has thus been unable to fight for the title. After the last race in Mugello, he went for the fourth operation on his right arm, which he injured two years ago. With six titles ahead of him, only Valentino Rossi (seven titles in MotoGP, nine in total) and Giacomo Agostini (eight in the elite class, and seven in the long-abandoned championship up to 350 cubic centimeters) are ahead of him. Lorenzo, who had the privilege of sharing the garage with both Rossi and Marquez, believes so
Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this season. Official ceremonies for the three racers mentioned should have taken place before the onset of the coronavirus epidemic. The latter was the reason why they decided to postpone the official announcement in order to give racers the opportunity to celebrate this milestone together with their family members, friends and journalists. Increasingly lenient measures in many countries now allow such ceremonies to take place. Jorge Lorenzo will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Jerez Racecourse, Max Biaggi will be next Friday in Mugello. There is no set date for Hugh Anderson yet, but it is expected to happen at the Phillip Island racetrack in the second half of this year.
Jorge Lorenzo did not initially find himself with the Ducati team in the 2018 season. He was looking for various solutions, including a transfer to another team. Even before his first victory with Ducati in Mugello, he agreed to transfer to Honda. After the victory in Mugello, he started to achieve better results with Ducati, but it was too late as he had already agreed with Honda. The fourteen days between Le Mans and Mugello were the most important for Lorenzot this season, as he finished a modest sixth in the race in France and 14th overall. The result was the signing of a contract with Honda before the Mugello race. This was followed by a race in Mugello, which was the best for the Spaniard since he sat on a Ducati motorcycle. He won in Italy and then his results started to climb sharply. Lorenzo had quite a bit of conversation
After Cal Crutchlow fell towards the end of the second test day, Jorge Lorenzo commented on the post of this event on the official MotoGP Instagram profile and started a real little war between the racers. The Spaniard and the Brit jumped into each other's hair as soon as Yamaha officially confirmed that Crutchlow would replace Lorenzo in the role of test racer, but then the passions calmed down a bit, until the second test day in Qatar, where Crutchlow fell. Lorenzo commented on the fall with "I told you." Crutchlow did not respond to his post, but Jack Miller replied to Lorenzo: "What if you grew up, because you are behaving like a child !!!". Lorenzo returned the ball to the Australian and wrote that he should rather turn off the phone and win a race: "What if I turned off your phone,
Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis is still convinced that Jorge Lorenzo would be an excellent test racer if their test program had not been curtailed by the crisis over the Covid-19 virus epidemic. Lorenzo finished racing at the end of the 2019 season, and during the winter break he returned as a test racer to Yamaha camp, where they were planning a European test team to help develop the motorcycle. But the outbreak of the coronavirus limited travel around the world, and as a result, Yamaha’s plans fell through. Lorenzo sat on the motorcycle only twice, in February in Sepang, and then only in October in Portugal, where he did not show competitive form. The lack of testing has harmed Yamaha, Jarvis is convinced, which in his opinion is evidenced by fluctuations in the form of their racers. “We had a new motorcycle
Spanish authorities are investigating a network called Red Charisma, which deals with the transfer of money through tax havens, with the aim of tax evasion, according to local media. Among the names allegedly used by the network is MotoGP racer Jorge Lorenzo, who allegedly evaded around 850.000 euros in taxes by transferring funds between Andorra, Monaco and Switzerland, while his residence was officially registered in London. Lorenzo is basically an old acquaintance of the Spanish tax authorities, as he had to pay a fine of 2019 million euros in 40 for tax evasion between 2013 and 2016. https://twitter.com/lorenzo99/status/1276579245620330505 Jorge Lorenzo indulged this year 435.000 euros worth of rare Lamborghini.