Yamaha has now officially confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo will compete in Barcelona for the Catalan GP planned for 5th-7th June. The Spaniard retired from racing at the end of 2019 ending his contract with Honda HRC as well, but immediately joined Yamaha as a test rider for 2020 and came back on track during pre-season MotoGP test in Sepang to help Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi, Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo with the development of the bike.
Pretty much everyone was expecting the Spaniard to come back on track as a wildcard this year, but Yamaha and Jorge Lorenzo did not say anything about that, even if both never said that the rumor was wrong. 5 Time World Champion will so comeback racing at his home Grand Prix where he won in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018, four times with Yamaha and one with Ducati. Catalunya is one of his favorite track and we do not have any doubt about his pace during the weekend.
It is going to be a really exciting race considering that Jorge Lorenzo’s work will help Valentino Rossi, Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales and Franco Morbidelli as well as long as they will work on the bike also during the tests planned for Monday, just after the race. On the other side, it will be a big challenge not only for Lorenzo but for every Yamaha rider who surely has to face a strong guy as Jorge who could be even faster than them.