WATCH | Triple MotoGP world champion Lorenzo retires

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Three-time MotoGP champion and Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo leaves after a press conference where he announced his retirement, ahead of the Valencia Grand Prix. <i> Image: JOSE JORDAN / AFP </i>
Three-time MotoGP champion and Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo leaves after a press conference where he announced his retirement, ahead of the Valencia Grand Prix. <i> Image: JOSE JORDAN / AFP </i>
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Three-times MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo said Thursday he would retire following the Valencia Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old Spaniard who rides for Honda and claimed the world title in 2010, 2012 and 2015 told a press conference he was pulling out following Sunday's Valencia race.

The rider who was also twice crowned 250cc champion has suffered from poor form and injuries this season.

Multiple world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez tweeted: 

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