Motorcycling - Jerez to name corner after Lorenzo

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will have a corner of the Jerez circuit named after him, the Spanish track has announced.

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Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain rides his bike in Qatar (Reuters)

The circuit will host an event on Saturday - coinciding with Lorenzo's 26th birthday - in which it will honour the Spaniard with the naming of the final corner before the start/finish straight.

"It's a spectacular present," said Lorenzo.

"Jerez has always been a special circuit to me. It was the first world championship track where I raced when I was 10 years old and where I made my debut when I was 15.

"I've won here many times and I never imagined I would have a corner with my name."

The Yamaha rider will compete at Jerez this weekend during the Spanish Grand Prix.

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