Jorge Lorenzo is the former 2006 and 2007 250cc World Champion, and he is also a three time MotoGP World Champion taking the title in 2010, 2012, and 2015.
Lorenzo joined MotoGP in 2008 as Valentino Rossi’s team-mate in the factory Yamaha team and made an instant impact becoming the youngest rider in MotoGP to finish on the podium in his first three races. Bad crashes in China, and at Laguna Seca caused injury issues for Lorenzo, but despite this he still managed to finish in 4th position. 2010 was the year that Jorge Lorenzo refined his raw talent and used all his natural racing skill to dominate the season with 9 victories and claim the MotoGP Championship. Since then he has gone on to become a consistent World Champion contender in every season.
Jorge Lorenzo has raced with X-Lite helmets, and HJC helmets, and in 2016 he split his sponsorship with HJC and signed a contract with Shark helmets. You can buy Jorge Lorenzo helmets in all these ranges and there is a wealth of designs to choose from at various price points. Check out the current Jorge Lorenzo replica helmets available below.
Jorge Lorenzo Helmets:
Jorge Lorenzo helmet guide:
Jorge Lorenzo mostly raced with Nolan / X-Lite helmets during his 250cc years, he stuck with the brand for his first MotoGP season also – he had sponsorship from Chupa Chups lollipops which used their iconic design to turn Lorenzo’s entire helmet into the top of a giant Chupa Chups lollipop.
Replicas of these were released on the market, but tracking them down now is pretty tough as the replica helmets are now mostly sold out or long superceded by newer models.
Lorenzo then moved to HJC helmets where he first starting racing with his ‘Por Fuera’ helmet design (the red ‘X’ and white arrow motif) and he also started creating custom one-off helmet designs to mark special races. In 2016 Jorge Lorenzo broke his association with HJC helmets and signed a sponsorship with Shark helmets.
Jorge Lorenzo helmet designs:
For his MotoGP career Jorge Lorenzo has raced with his ‘Por Fuera’ design as the primary graphical theme on his helmet. ‘Por Fuera’ can be translated from the Spanish as ‘around the outside‘ or ‘on the outside‘ in English. It refers to Lorenzo’s first ever Grand Prix victory which took place in Brazil in 2003 in the 125cc Class when Lorenzo passed Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa on the outside to claim the win. The red X is the ‘por’ the white circle with the arrow on the end is the ‘fuera.’
Like his rival Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo has become known for creating custom helmet designs to celebrate certain races or special occasions, these designs have included Captain America, Iron Man, The Black Mamba, Speed Machine, and his famous ‘Space Helmet’, plus many more. And you will find many of these helmets available as replicas.
Most Lorenzo helmets can be found in the HJC or Shark ranges. HJC still have a lot of models available but I would expect newer models to start to tail off now that Lorenzo has moved to Shark helmets. Shark have started releasing official Lorenzo replicas in the premium Shark Race R Pro range. Most Lorenzo replicas are being released in the premium ranges but on the plus side Shark’s premium range is very competitively priced (under £550 or $700) when compared with other premium race replicas from competing brands (AGV or Arai for example).
Jorge Lorenzo biography:
Born in 1987 in Palma, Jorge Lorenzo is the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Champion, and the 2010, 2012 and 2015 MotoGP World Champion. Lorenzo made his Grand Prix debut at the age of 15 in the 125cc Class racing for the Caja Madrid Derbi Racing team. Lorenzo stayed in the 125cc Class for three seasons finishing in his highest place of 4th in the Championship in the 2004 season.
Lorenzo moved up to the 250cc Class in 2005 when he joined the Fortuna Honda team where he finished 5th in the overall standings. He stayed with the Fortuna Team for the 2006 and 2007 250cc seasons where he dominated and took the World Championship in 2006 and then successfully defended it in 2007.
In 2008 Lorenzo moved to the factory Yamaha team in MotoGP and became Valentino Rossi’s teammate. A promising rookie season was blighted by crashes and injury, but despite this Lorenzo still managed to finish in 4th place in the overall standings.
Since then Lorenzo has gone on to have huge MotoGP success and has become a formidible force with aggressive but smooth riding style and between 2009 to 2015 Lorenzo never finished outside of the top 3 in the Championship standings, and took the won the MotoGP World Championship in 2010, 2012, and 2015. In 2017 Jorge Lorenzo leaves the factory Yamaha team to join the factory Ducati team.