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Triple MotoGP world champion Lorenzo announces retirement

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Triple MotoGP world champion Lorenzo announces retirement
MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo Press Conference - Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - November 14, 2019 Jorge Lorenzo during the press conference REUTERS/Heino Kalis   -   Copyright  HEINO KALIS(Reuters)

MADRID (Reuters) – Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo announced on Thursday he would retire after this weekend’s season-ending race in Valencia.

The 32-year-old Mallorcan’s departure after an injury-blighted season leaves a coveted vacancy alongside compatriot Marc Marquez, the six times MotoGP world champion, at the Repsol Honda team.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London; Editing by Andrew Heavens)