Jorge Lorenzo has agreed a new two-year deal with the Yamaha MotoGP team.
The 2010 and ’12 series champion has spent his entire MotoGP career with Yamaha, which first signed him for the 2008 season after he won back-to-back 250cc titles. He has won 31 grands prix with the team in addition to his two titles.
“I am very happy to finally be able to make this announcement,” said Lorenzo. “It is a relief to be able to now completely focus on the remainder of the 2014 season in the knowledge that our relationship will continue for the next two seasons.
“It has always been my wish to continue my career with Yamaha; I strongly believe we can fight for a third title together.”
Lorenzo’s contract extension means the factory Honda and Yamaha teams go into 2015 with unchanged line-ups, with teammate Valentino Rossi having announced his new deal last month and Honda retaining Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. But Lorenzo was the last of MotoGP’s “big four” to finalize his 2015 contract. The 27-year-old Spaniard had previously indicated that financial matters had prolonged negotiations.