Five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo joins Spanish MotoGP commentary team

Jorge Lorenzo has joined DAZN’s Spanish commentary team for the 2022 MotoGP season.

Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha

THREE-times MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo is set to become a more permanent fixture in the MotoGP paddock in 2022 as he joins Spanish broadcaster DAZN’s commentary line-up. 

Lorenzo won his final MotoGP title in 2015, before leaving Yamaha after nine years at the end of 2016 to join Ducati. 2017 in red yielded no wins, but changes to the Desmosedici in mid-2018 saw Lorenzo win back-to-back races in Mugello and Barcelona. This did not come soon enough to ensure the #99 stayed in Bologna for 2019, though, and he moved to Repsol Honda for what would become his last year in MotoGP. Aboard the RC213V, Lorenzo never scored a top 10, and he suffered a major back injury at the Dutch TT in Assen. 

Since retirement, Lorenzo has appeared at numerous races, and made occasional TV appearances, including with British broadcaster BT Sport.

This new role at DAZN would see Lorenzo join 1999 500cc World Champion, Alex Criville, and 2011 Superbike World Champion, Carlos Checa, alongside well-respected Spanish journalists such as Izaskun Ruiz, Ernest Riveras and Richard Jové. 
RideApart reported Lorenzo said of the DAZN move, “I think it is true that I come with humility knowing that it is something new for me, that I have a lot to learn, but knowing that I have a lot of experience in what I am going to talk about and that I can contribute a lot to the public.” 

Certainly, Lorenzo been a rider who has been comfortable to be on camera, and talk with the media, both in and after his career. He should certainly be of benefit to DAZN’s broadcast team, and will be able to give lean on first-hand experience to give insight into what it is like to race against those such as Marc Marquez, the Espargaro brothers, and even the younger riders like Joan Mir, Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia.