Just like we did with Marc Márquez and the track he inspired, MarcLand, today we have a brand-new proposal which combines various sections of the Repsol Honda rider Jorge Lorenzo's favourite circuits. The result: a smorgasbord of open curves for cruising at a more moderate maximum speed and at a fast-paced average speed. The tracks we've included in this fun mix are: Jerez, Phillip Island, Brno, Mugello, and two parts from the Assen circuit – no. 99's favourite.
Section One: Taking Off from the Cathedral
We wouldn't have it any other way: the first section of this circuit will come from the legendary Dutch track. The straight shot out of the gate is followed by a series of open turns ending in a more technical turn at the end. This initial stretch sets the tone for what's to come at the Jorge Lorenzo International Circuit.
Section Two: Fast Like the Phillip Island Wind
We immediately enter the now-classic turns of one of the most picturesque locations of the World Championship. Turns 10, 11, and 12 of the Australian GP are characterised by beginning at a reduced velocity that slowly builds as we near the end of the section. When you get to the last turn, you have to slide through the turn at over 125 mph (200 kph), making this point in the track not only fast, but also complex.
Section Three: Acceleration in Mugello
We already know that the highest top speed in the World Championship is at Mugello. Although this circuit doesn't compete in that arena, we still wanted to bring one of its stretches to this track: turns 9 through 12, including the chicane on 10 and 11, an opportunity for expert riders to execute a champion-calibre overtake.
Section Four: Dancing to the Beat of the TT
Fast and slow turns alike, intense changes of direction, this section pulled straight out of Assen has all the ingredients of Jorge Lorenzo's favourite track. Precision is vital in this section, but it is no less important to simply give into the pure joy of riding.
Section Five: Speed and Rest
After a chicane strategically placed to mark a before-and-after, we prepare ourselves to take on a pair of fast, open turns. In this section, inspired by Brno and then opening onto turns 11 and 12 from Jerez, the key is to pass through a turn with pinpoint precision in order to exit as quickly as possible towards the straight that follows.
Section Six: The Jorge Lorenzo Signature Turn
We finish our trip around the track with one of the most emblematic turns from Jerez: the Jorge Lorenzo Signature Turn. A closed hairpin turn that sends us right back to the start. If we make it out in one piece, we can take full advantage of our speed on the longest straight of the circuit.
The final result couldn't be more fun: a circuit full of turns that showcases the quality of the rider and the fine-tuned precision of their riding. That is how we envision the Jorge Lorenzo International Circuit – a demanding track where only the best can strive for victory.