Jorge Lorenzo’s long-awaited biography ‘My Story So Far’ is out this month, published by Haynes. Here’s the blurb…
'Twenty-one may seem a young age to tell your story. In fact, it is. That is why I try to look at this from a different angle: here are two decades' worth of
experiences - joy, disappointment, victories, failures, opinions, anecdotes and confessions. I am a double world champion and the MotoGP Rookie of the Year: that forms the basis of a decent story, don't you think?' Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo has always wanted to be different. Since the very beginning, his journey from child prodigy to MotoGP superstar has been set apart by its uniqueness, from the Mohican hairdo he sported as a young boy learning his
trade on the wastelands of Palma de Mallorca to the 'X-Fuera' overtaking move that has become part of his legend.
However, Jorge's sensational rise through the professional ranks, which started when he became the youngest rider ever to compete in a 125cc Grand Prix and peaked with his debut MotoGP victory at Estoril in 2008, encompassing two 250cc
titles in between, has also been riddled with conflict and controversy.
Painful splits with his father and the man who effectively took his place – manager and mentor Dani Amatriaín - were set against the backdrop of dramatic losses of form, career-threatening injuries and a bitter ongoing feud with his compatriot Dani Pedrosa.
In this remarkable story, originally written in Spanish by Ernest Riveras Tobias and expertly translated by BBC MotoGP reporter Matt Roberts, Jorge opens his heart over the experiences that he claims 'other people would not go through if they were born seven times over'.
Above anything, this is a rare tale of a young
man's journey of self-discovery, his quest to uncover the secrets of charisma and humility and his desire not only to become the best racer he can be, but the best person.
Jorge Lorenzo: My Story So Far was described by critics in Spain as 'a psycho-analysis, more than a biography'. Indeed, it is a story that is as unique and as different as the man himself.
The hardback book costs £18.99 from all good bookshops.