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Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo said Malaysia needs motoring schools for two wheels to develop talent to compete competitively on the global stage one day.

Lorenzo said the schools needs to be guided by some former champions and also to organise a series of championships to discover and further develop talented riders.

“I think Malaysia and Indonesia need this school with some champions who can share their experiences and organise some championships for children.

“Only with this, they can improve because the organisation of the championship is not very strong and there is no champion who can give advice to the children,” said Lorenzo who is also the ambassador of the electric motorcycle brand Vmoto Brand, on last Wednesday.

Malaysia at the time is seen to be on the right track to produce good riders with grassroots programs such as the Malaysian MiniGP Series Championship run by former rider in the World Motorcycle Championship, Zulfahmi Khairuddin.

Juara dunia MotoGP tiga kali, Jorge Lorenzo berkata Malaysia memerlukan sekolah permotoran dua bagi mengembangkan bakat untuk bersaing secara kompetitif di pentas global pada satu hari nanti.

Lorenzo berkata sekolah tersebut perlu dibimbing oleh beberapa bekas juara selain turut menganjurkan beberapa siri kejuaraan untuk mencungkil dan seterusnya mengembangkan bakat mereka.

“Saya fikir Malaysia dan Indonesia perlukan sekolah ini yang disertai beberapa juara yang boleh mengongsi pengalaman dan menganjurkan beberapa kejuaraan untuk golongan kanak-kanak.

“Hanya dengan ini, mereka boleh meningkat keranapenganjuran kejuaraannya tidak begitu kuat dan tidak ada juara yang boleh memberikan nasihat kepada kanak-kanak,” kata Lorenzo yang juga duta jenama motosikal elektrik Vmoto Brand pada Rabu lepas.

Malaysia pada ketika dilihat berada di landasan tepat untuk melahirkan pelumba berkaliber dengan adanya program akar umbi seperti Kejuaraan Siri MiniGP Malaysia yang dikendalikan bekas pelumba di Kejuaraan Motosikal Dunia, Zulfahmi Khairuddin.

 

Retired MotoGP triple world champion Jorge Lorenzo switches to four-wheeled racing, enters Porsche Carrera Cup Italia series.

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Electric motorcycle manufacturer, Super Soco has officially unveiled the limited-edition JL99 CUMini scooter in partnership with retired MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo.

Super Soco recently drop a teaser of the upcoming scooter and the special collaboration saw the Spanish rider posting numerous photos onboard various models.

Nonetheless, Super Soco finally took the partnership a step further by unveiling the special edition JL99 CUMini scooter at EICMA 2021, the world’s biggest motorcycle show.

The JL99 CUMini scooter features a special livery, a combination of a black colour scheme with red accents including Jorge Lorenzo’s signature number 99.

According to the company, the special edition motorcycle was also upgraded with LED headlights, top-case and Rizoma components (mirrors, turn signals and levers).

Despite the aggressive colourway and a collaboration with a MotoGP champion, the CUMini is actually Super Soco’s most friendly and entry-level scooter with a top speed of just 50km/h and 60km range.

Electric motorcycle manufacturer VMoto Soco is scheduled to unveil a limited edition JL99 electric scooter at EICMA.

Based on a teaser photo that shows the scooter silhouette, the motorcycle features Jorge Lorenzo’s signature JL99 lettering.

Lorenzo also recently shared a photo of him with the Vmoto Super Soco CPx.

However, according to reports, the JL99 editions scooter won’t be based on the CPx; instead, it looks like it’ll be based on the more petite CU Mini electric scooter.

Interestingly, Lorenzo’s unique collaboration started as a joke by the rider to the company management about a special edition scooter named after himself.

Funnily enough, it triggers VMoto to produce the limited edition model with the 3-time MotoGP World Champion.

The ex-MotoGP star is also scheduled to feature at EICMA with the scooter.

The CU Mini features a 600-watt electric motor with a 0.96 kWh lithium-ion battery that promises a range of around 60km with a max speed of 60km/h.

Jorge Lorenzo telah dibebaskan daripada pertuduhan pengelakan cukai oleh Mahkamah Pentadbiran Ekonomi Pusat Sepanyol.

Terdahulu, mahkamah itu berkata Lorenzo berhutang €35 juta (RM176.4 juta) cukai pendapatan tak dibayar pada tahun 2013, 2014 dan 2015.

Pada tahun-tahun itu, Lorenzo merupakan pelumba rasmi Yamaha, dan perbendaharaan Sepanyol mendakwa bahawa penduduk asal Mallorca itu bermastautin di Sepanyol pada masa itu, oleh itu perlu membayar cukai pada kerajaan Sepanyol.

Namun, Lorenzo menegaskan (dengan bantuan pasukan perundangannya) bahawa kediamannya berada di Switzerland selama tempoh ini – sebuah negara yang syarat minimum pemastautin adalah bahawa penduduk Switzerland mesti menghabiskan sekurang-kurangnya 90 hari sepanjang tahun di situ, sebelum mereka diberikan kediaman dan tidak perlu membayar cukai.

Setelah menyiasat isu ini dan fakta yang dikemukakan, mahkamah Sepanyol mendapati bahawa tempat tinggalnya sebenarnya memenuhi syarat Swiss, dan memutuskan untuk memihak kepada Lorenzo lalu membebaskan beliau daripada pertuduhan itu.

Ini bukanlah kali pertama pihak berkuasa cukai Sepanyol cuba menuntut cukai dari pelumba.

Contoh sebelum ini termasuk Dani Pedrosa, Aleix & Pol Espargaro, dan Sito Pons yang kesemuanya juga dituduh lari dari membayar cukai.

Spanish court acquits former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo of €35 million tax evasion charge.

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Three-time MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, revealed how he turned down the approach from Petronas Sepang Racing Team (PSRT) in 2018.

Speaking in the latest episode of his 99seconds on Youtube, Lorenzo admitted that he left Yamaha to join Ducati at the start of 2017 to become one of the riders to win titles with different manufacturers.

However, the Spaniard struggled to adapt to the unique handling of the Desmosedici GP machine, which he admitted in his YouTube vlog.

“In 2018, I was the rider who had the best starts, braked later than anyone and put the bike upright first to use all of Ducati’s power, meaning I accelerated the best, but I suffered from the same problem again and again.

“I had arm fatigue during the races, and that made me slow my pace very much and also a turning problem that made the front wheel not want to turn in the same way as the rear.

“Supposedly this was caused by the aerodynamics, those large wings that Ducati had, which made a type of turbulence in the middle of the corner, at maximum lean, and with worn tyres, it made it very difficult,” he explained.

Lorenzo, Marquez, Catalunya MotoGP 2018

Expecting the axe from Ducati the following season, Lorenzo admitted there were in-depth talks with PSRT, who prepared to build the bike around him.

“I didn’t really feel like [joining Petronas] because I’d already been in the official Yamaha team and it seemed like a step back. Everything seemed black…. All my thoughts were negative. I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel,” he added.

According to Lorenzo, his future took an unexpected turn when HRC boss, Alberto Puig, reached out to him during the mid-season test between French and Italian GP.

Interestingly, Honda was keen to hire Lorenzo to replace Dani Pedrosa, but the rider was asked to kept it a secret despite his manager continuing working on the PSRT deal.

“I received a surprise call from Alberto Puig, who told me that he didn’t want me to get too excited but joining the Honda team in 2019 was a possibility.

“He still had to work with the Japanese team, but they said the option was interesting, and that the most important obstacle, that I had already anticipated, was that Marquez could supposedly veto me from joining. But they had already spoken with Marc and he had no problem about me joining the team,” said Lorenzo.

Jorge Lorenzo sekali lagi berkongsi pendapatnya tentang perlumbaan MotoGP di di saluran YouTube 99seconds miliknya.

Bekas tiga kali juara dunia MotoGP itu kali ini menganalis persembahan pelumba veteran, Valentino Rossi di GP Sepanyol, baru-baru ini.

Seperti video sebelum ini, Lorenzo juga tidak berselindung berkongsi pendapatnya tentang prestasi tujuh kali juara dunia MotoGP itu di Jerez.

“Saya mengharapkan sesuatu yang lebih baik dari Rossi di Jerez atau sekurang-kurangnya memperbaiki keputusan perlumbaan.

“Dia juga jarang muncul di kaca tv dan beberapa kali dia tersasar dari landasan.

“Bukan sahaja dia lembab, pergerakan dia juga perlahan. Kita akan lihat sekiranya dia mampu membuat kejutan selepas ini,” jelasnya.

Tonton analisis Jorge Lorenzo di saluran 99seconds di bawah:

Selain dari Rossi, Lorenzo turut menganalisis kemenangan Jack Miller, dan meskipun dia memuji pelumba Australia itu, Lorenzo percaya Miller kurang kejituan untuk melakar kemenangan.

Aksi MotoGP kembali bersambung minggu depan di Litar Le Mans.

Retired three-time MotoGP world champion, Jorge Lorenzo, praised his former Repsol Honda team-mate, Marc Marquez, after his comeback at Portimao.

The sixth-time MotoGP champion finally returns to the track after 265 days due to a broken right arm sustained in the 2019 opening round in Jerez.

Marquez clocked the third-fastest time in FP1 before qualifying P6 and finished the race at seventh place despite the long layoff.

He also managed to place himself within the Top 3 at Turn 1 during the early stage of the race.

Marquez, also the only Honda rider, managed to remain on his bike while Pol Espargaro, Takaaki Nakagami and Alex Marquez crashed during free practice and race day.

“About Marc Marquez, more than his speed, I was even more surprised by his return, after nine months from a super complicated injury, possibly the longest injury in motorcycle history, and he has returned to race MotoGP without any fear of hurting himself again, having scares and taking risks to achieve an incredible result.

“He is from another planet,” said Lorenzo on his YouTube channel.

Nonetheless, Lorenzo thinks the 28-year-old will take some time before returning to his best.

“It may take a while until he is back to being the top Marquez of 2019 and there are also new younger rivals, such as Quartararo at 21, Mir at 22, Bagnaia 24. But I have no doubt that Marc will win races and fight for the world championship again, perhaps this one as well,” he added.

Jorge Lorenzo always knows his way with words and never shy to drop a bombshell involving current and past MotoGP team and rider.

As a three-time MotoGP world champion, he has the right to express his opinions on the race’s important aspect.

In order to voice out his opinion louder, the former Yamaha, Ducati and Honda rider decided to become a YouTuber by launching his own YouTube channel, Jorge Lorenzo Official.

The channel shows the 33-year-old former MotoGP champion giving us a free and unparalleled insight into the sport.

Through a series named #99Seconds, Lorenzo gives us an unbiased prediction and post-race insight of the 2021 MotoGP season.

Although Lorenzo delivers his talks in Spanish, you can turn on the English subtitles provided.

Nevertheless, this just proved how well the Spaniard is coping post-MotoGP, which definitely will open a new path for other ex-racer to follow suit.

Laman media sosial MotoGP menjadi panas gara-gara memuat naik imej kemalangan menimpa pelumba uji Yamaha, Cal Crutchlow.

Crutchlow kemalangan di Selekoh 2 (Turn 2) di Litar Antarabangsa Losail sewaktu sesi ujian pra-musim 2021.

Dia sertai beberapa pelumba lain yang terbabas di Selekoh 2 sebaik selepas suhu litar turun ekoran cuaca bertukar malam.

Bagaimanapun, komen tiga kali juara dunia, Jorge Lorenzo dengan kenyataan, “I told you,” mencetuskan rasa tidak puas hati ramai pihak, antaranya pelumba Ducati, Jack Miller.

Jack Miller dalam komen membalas meminta pelumba Sepanyol itu untuk menjadi lebih matang dan bukannya bersikap seperti budak kecil.

Ini buka kali pertama keduanya bertikam ledah dengan Lorenzo dan Miller beberapa kali membidas satu sama lain di dalam dan luar paddock sebelum ini.

Hari pertama ujian pra-musim menyaksikan pelumba Aprilia, Aleix Espargaro merekodkan masa terpantas diikuti Stefan Bradl kedua dan pertahan juara, Joan Mir, ketiga.

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