x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Lorenzo signs Yamaha extension

Jorge Lorenzo has signed a 12-month contract extension to remain with Yamaha.

Jorge Lorenzo has signed a 12-month contract extension to remain with Yamaha. Lorenzo is currently second in the 2009 MotoGP standings and the Yamaha Motor Racing managing director Lin Jarvis is thrilled to have secured his services for another year. "We are obviously delighted that Jorge has decided to stay at Yamaha for the next season and we hope that he will remain at Yamaha for many years to come," he said. "Jorge has shown his talent, his ability to learn and to compete at the highest level with many excellent performances in 2008 and 2009. "We have no doubt that he has the ability and drive to become MotoGP world champion and we are proud that he has decided to remain with Yamaha, despite having received some very serious approaches from some of our competitors." Lorenzo added: "It was a very important decision and that's why I have had to take the last few weeks to make it, but I think that this is the best decision for me at this moment."

* PA Sport