After nine long years and winning three MotoGP titles with Yamaha M1, it's time for Jorge Lorenzo to say goodbye to his beloved motorcycle and the Japanese firm. The Mallorcan admitted that it won't be easy.
The five-time World Champion also said that he will push for the victory at his home race in Valencia, Spain. Lorenzo also wrote a goodbye letter to Yamaha and it's a heart-wrenching one.
In the press conference at Valencia, Lorenzo said, "The season is almost over and finally we arrive in Valencia, where I have some good memories, especially last year when we were able to achieve our goal and become World Champion again."
He added, "Valencia is going to be a very special race for me because after nine years with the Yamaha family I have to say goodbye and it won't be easy. I had a lot of good feelings with Yamaha and together we won a lot of races and titles."
"I would like to finish this season in the best way possible and that's with a victory, so I will do my best to try to win in Cheste and I will try to secure the third position in the championship as well."
Currently, Lorenzo sits third in the championship standings behind his superstar teammate Valentino Rossi.
The Spaniard has an amazing record at the Ricardo Tormo circuit riding the YZR-M1. He took three wins in 2010, 2013 and last year, when he sealed his third MotoGP crown.