Jorge Lorenzo opens to a special wild card. The dream of many fans is to see him battle with Valentino Rossi in car races.
The track adventure of Jorge Lorenzo It didn’t end at Valencia 2019, his last race in the MotoGP class before retiring. Five world titles on the bulletin board, many historical challenges against Valentino Rossi, emotions on and off the track, where the Majorcan has never minced his tongue, even at the cost of attracting the dislikes of the public. He tried the tester’s card, but made few exits with Yamaha in 2020.
Jorge Lorenzo then concentrated on other projects, signed with Dazn to comment on some Grands Prix, joined the Porsche Carrera Cup and now he is thinking of a further step in car racing. Recently he was a guest in the DTM championship, at the kind request of the boss and former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, who in recent months has also tried to try Valentino Rossi, before he decided to land in the Fanatec GT WCE with the Belgian WRT team.
Jorge Lorenzo and the new challenge to Valentino Rossi
The Majorcan driver will soon participate in a wild card in the DTM, an experience he has also shared in the past Andrea Dovizioso with a good result. Berger has always been a lover of MotoGP riders, capable of bringing followers and sponsors to the famous German car racing championship. And Jorge Lorenzo will be the next guest star, as he confirmed to the German broadcaster ‘ran.de.’ It all goes back to the Austrian Grand Prix of the World Championship, where the former MotoGP rider participated as a TV commentator.
Here he met the boss of the DTM, Gerhard Bergerwho invited him to one of the competitions: “I was invited here and I am really happy to know this wonderful championship. I have heard a lot of good things about this championship and I wanted to see what it really is like“. And it was love at first sight: “If Gerhard invited me to a test, I would be available“. And the former Ferrari driver immediately took the ball, soon we will see Jorge compete in a championship of the highest level.
His arrival in the DTM leaves the dream of many fans who would like to relive the challenge between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, albeit in a new automotive guise. “It would certainly be something very special. We have often dueled on motorcycles, but now we are too old for motorcycles, we could continue these battles in the car. Maybe someday, why not? Our relationship has improved now. Maybe one day we will meet again on the track“.