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Old 04-19-2016, 03:21 AM   #1
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Yamaha and Lorenzo to part company after 2016

The Spaniard is moving on to new racing challenges

IT HAS been confirmed that after three titles, 41 race wins and 99 podiums, Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha will part company at the end of the 2016 season.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced that its partnership with Lorenzo will be 'discontinued' at the end of the 2016 MotoGP season when Lorenzo will move on to 'new racing challenges'.

Lorenzo joined the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2008 and together they have completed eight seasons in which they have won three MotoGP World Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

The Factory Yamaha Team released this statement:

'Yamaha is extremely grateful for Jorge's contributions to its racing successes and looks forward to sharing more memorable moments during the remaining 15 MotoGP™ rounds of 2016, their ninth season together.

'Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. wishes Lorenzo the very best in his future racing endeavors and reconfirms the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team’s full support on his campaign to achieve his fourth MotoGP™ title.'

Valentino Rossi is already confirmed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, but Movistar Yamaha MotoGP are now looking to announce the Italian's new team-mate in due course.

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