Jorge Lorenzo, the MotoGP championship leader and former world champion has signed a new contract with the Japanese manufacturer that will keep him at the Yamaha factory team until the end of the 2014 season.
The Spaniard, who joined in 2008 after winning two world 250cc crowns, became MotoGP world champion in 2010 and finished second behind Casey Stoner last year.
‘Por Fuera’ stated, “I’ve been treated like part of the Yamaha family since 2008 and I love working with them, my dream to finish my career with Yamaha is now closer to becoming a reality, now I can focus on the championship and I’m looking forward to paying back Yamaha’s trust in me starting at Silverstone this weekend.”
Lorenzo has been in brilliant form this season, winning three of the first five races and finishing second in the other two and holds a 20-point advantage in the overall riders’ standings. He will be looking to celebrate his new commitment to Yamaha by extending his championship lead over Casey Stoner with victory at the British Grand Prix this weekend.