Lorenzo Is The 1

Cycle News Staff | January 30, 2011

MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed his intention to run the number one on his Yamaha M1 in the 2011 World Championship, the Spaniard coming up with a design that incorporates his initials JL into the design of his number.Lorenzo will be the first Yamaha MotoGP rider to wear the number one on his bike since Wayne Rainey defended his World Championship title in 1993 for the third consecutive time.

“Today I can reveal my No 1,” said Lorenzo in a Yamaha release. “I am very proud because you have to work very hard to have the option to wear it. I have been lucky with my design because the No 1 works really well with my JL initials, maybe with different letters it would have been difficult to make it look right. I hope my fans will like it! I won’t forget my No 99 this season, it will be there somewhere on my leathers because No 99 is in my heart. It was a difficult choice to change my number, but I have earned the right for this unique opportunity to wear it.”