Jorge Lorenzo
May 1

MotoGP: Yamaha riders concerned about future tire supplier

Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi pushes his bike through the corner in Austin, TX. (Photo: Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi leans through the turn in Austin, TX. (Photo: Getty Images)

The decision by Bridgestone to withdraw as the official tire supplier is “bad news” for the sport according to seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi.

MotoGP promoters Dorna have called a tender for tire supply for 2016 onwards and it is expected that Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop will express interest in the deal.

May 1

MotoGP: Lorenzo, Marquez and Pedrosa to celebrate milestones in Jerez

Spanish MotoGP bikers Dani Pedrosa (L), Marc Marquez (C) and Jorge Lorenzo pose on the podium after getting placed second, first and third respectively in the MotoGP race of the Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, in Santiago del Estero, Argentina on April 27, 2014. (Juan Mabromata/Getty Images)

Spanish MotoGP bikers Dani Pedrosa (L), Marc Marquez (C) and Jorge Lorenzo (R) pose on the podium after getting placed second, first and third respectively in the Argentine GP. (Juan Mabromata/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo will celebrate his 27th birthday this Sunday behind the handlebars of his MotoGP Movistar Yamaha… in his 200th Grand Prix race.

Meanwhile, points leader Marc Marquez will be competing in his 100th Grand Prix race, while Dani Pedrosa will be attempting to match eight-time 500 World Champion Giacomo Agostini for third on the all-time podiums list… all while in front of their home crowd.

Apr 27

MotoGP: Lorenzo Bounces Back In Argentina

Jorge Lorenzo finished third in the Argentine GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo finished third in the Argentine GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo claimed his first podium of the season at the Grand Prix Red Bull de la Republica Argentina and acknowledged that it was a sweet feeling to step onto the rostrum again. His Movistar Yamaha MotoGP colleague Valentino Rossi crossed the finish line behind him in fourth.

Lorenzo led for 16 laps after making one of his trademark starts, putting in some impressive early lap times as rivals Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa got caught up in the crowd in the opening stages.

Apr 27

MotoGP: Marquez Triumphs For Third Successive Race

Marc Marquez extended his win streak to three races. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez extended his win streak to three races. (Photo: Getty Images)

An enthralling MotoGP race at the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina saw Marc Marquez clinch his third win of the year, ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo in the top three.

As the race at Termas de Rio Hondo got underway Marquez got caught up in the crowd on Lap 1 but played it patiently, picking off his opponents to get into second – eventually hunting down early leader Lorenzo, with his winning move coming 8 laps from the end.

Apr 26

MotoGP: Lorenzo Enjoys First Front Row Start Of 2014 Season

Jorge Lorenzo gives a thumbs up after qualifying second for the Argentine GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo gives a thumbs up after qualifying second for the Argentine GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo scored his first front row start of the season Saturday, edging out Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa to qualify second for the MotoGP Argentine Grand Prix.

The two-time World Champion opted for a softer rear tire late in the 15-minute session, which helped him jump up to second with a 1:38.425. However, Lorenzo was no match for pole-winner Marc Marquez. The defending World Champion led all four practice sessions before capturing the top spot in qualifying with a 1:37.683.