Jorge Lorenzo made a hugely successful exclusive guest appearance at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn, Lancashire on Saturday afternoon, with thousands of fans turning out to meet and greet the two-time MotoGP World Champion.
Jorge visit to the Rocket Centre, Lancashire’s largest motorcycle dealership, was part of Alpinestars’ ‘Race Experience’, which is designed to showcase the company’s cutting-edge race technology used in MotoGP and World Superbikes and provide fans with a rare opportunity to get close to their heroes.
Arriving at 11:30am, Jorge took the time to meet and greet the many fans, signing posters and giving photo opportunities, as well as looking at the Alpinestars product displays in the store.
Jorge told the crowd that he was looking forward to next weekend’s MotoGP of San Marino in Misano, a track in which he has won every premier grand prix since 2011. “In racing you never know what is going to happen. In the last few races at Misano we have won, but we have to keep our feet on the ground, work hard all weekend, work hard on the bike and give it the maximum during the race!”
Due to the large volume of signing requests, the Movistar Yamaha man delayed his departure in order not to disappoint the amassed fans. Jorge eventually left the Rocket Centre at 1:35pm to take a flight to Jerez, from where he will head home to Spain to begin his preparations for San Marino on 12th to 14th September.