Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will be added in the MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame list, later in the 2020 season.
Dorna already announced the addition of Lorenzo, when the Spaniard retired from MotoGP last year. Along with the five-time world champion, the promoters revealed four-time world champion Biaggi and Anderson, as the other two names for Legends Hall of Fame.
Lorenzo will be inducted at Jerez during the Spanish GP, while Biaggi will be at Mugello during the Italian GP. The grand prix where Anderson will be inducted will be revealed at a later stage. The trio will make the list go up to 34 in all.
“To be named a MotoGP Legend makes me extremely happy,” said Lorenzo, upon the announcement. “When I began competing in this world, what I really aspired to do was to get into the World Championship.
“To be able to win races and then five World Championships is something that far outweighs what I expected, and to be a MotoGP Legend is something even more difficult to achieve. To be named a Legend means, apart from the titles, that you’ve left a mark on the people and history of this sport.
“I’d like to thank Dorna and the FIM for their support all these years, and for having included me in this special group of select riders.” At the same time, Biaggi, added: “I’m honoured to become a MotoGP Legend and know that my name will be up there forever with other important racers like Agostini, Aspar, Nieto, Sheene.
“I’m happy that my racing legacy will always be remembered and it’s a good feeling that knowing all of my years of hard work are still being recognised, even today. I would like to thank everyone who decided to give me this honour.”
And finally, Anderson, said: “How I felt when receiving the news from MotoGP? At first, apprehension: do my relatively modest achievements warrant this honour? Will I, can I, do justice to this invitation? Some hours later I felt a feelgood sensation envelope me.
“A gratification that after all this time the modern world has not forgotten the past and the riders of a very much different era still have some value. A question of the history of our sport being recognised at the highest level. Thank you.”
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