Lorenzo gets his own corner at Jerez
Jorge Lorenzo, the reigning MotoGP Champion, is set to be honoured with a corner named after him at the Jerez circuit.
Lorenzo's is Spain's most successful MotoGP rider with two World titles, 24 race wins and 26 pole positions to his name. And he's only 25.
Now the Yamaha rider, who is tied for the lead in this year's Championship race after two events, is set to be honoured with a corner at Jerez.
Turn 13 at the Spanish track, which was previously known as 'Ducados', will be official renamed after Lorenzo. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, his 26th birthday.
"For me to receive this is so special. Even more than the World Championship," said Lorenzo. "A few can win the Championship, but there are even less with a corner to their name.
"Jerez was the first 'pro' track were I rode at the age of 10. I also made my debut here in 125cc, eleven years ago. Jerez will always represent something special for me. The first lap I will make tomorrow with my M1 is going to be terrific.
"I guess I can't avoid to think of it when I enter that corner, but I also hope to forget it quickly, because I need to be concentrated! I really hope the grandstands will be packed this weekend!"