Jakarta, 25 Agustus 2009. Email yang dikirim secara rutin oleh Yamaha kali ini memberitahukan secara official (resmi) bahwa pembalap Jorge Lorenzo asal Spanyol masih tetap bersama dengan Tim Fiat Yamaha untuk musim balapan MotoGP 2010.
So, berakhir sudah spekulasi yang menyebutkan kalau ia pernah digosipkan bakalan pindah ke Tim Honda atau Ducati.
to: Mr. Stephen Langitan
date: Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 4:30 AM
subject: Yamaha confirm Jorge Lorenzo as rider for The Fiat Yamaha MotoGP Team For 2010
Yamaha confirm Jorge Lorenzo as rider for The Fiat Yamaha MotoGP Team For 2010
Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha Motor Company have signed a one year extension to the current rider agreement that will see Lorenzo, presently second in the 2009 MotoGP World Championship standings, as team mate of reigning MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi for another year.
Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, said “We are obviously delighted that Jorge has decided to stay at Yamaha for the next season and we hope that he will remain at Yamaha for many years to come. Jorge has shown his talent, his ability to learn and to compete at the highest level with many excellent performances in 2008 and 2009. We have no doubt that he has the ability and drive to become MotoGP World Champion and we are proud that he has decided to remain with Yamaha, despite having received some very serious approaches from some of our competitors. This timely decision now allows us to focus on the present championship, where our riders are currently first and second, and to make definitive plans for our 2010 MotoGP program.”
“I am very happy!” said Jorge Lorenzo. “Today is a good day because I have decided to remain with the Yamaha Factory Team in 2010. It was a very important decision and that’s why I have had to take the last few weeks to make it, but I think that this is the best decision for me in this moment. I want to thank Yamaha because they have always done everything that they have promised, and I especially would like to say thank you to Lin Jarvis and Masao Furusawa.”
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