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Jorge Lorenzo Passed His Motorcycle Exam And is Now Allowed To Ride

7
March
2012
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Entertainment Racing Celebrities
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Jorge Lorenzo Open link in a new window, the former MotoGP Open link in a new window world champion, has been riding his race motorcycles for as long as anyone can remember, but it is only since yesterday that Lorenzo is allowed to legally ride a motorcycle on the streets of Spain.

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Spain, like most European countries, have very strict licensing laws, requiring several exams to be taken before you are granted your motorcycle license. Starting with a test of the Rules of the Road, followed by mandatory instructions on riding a motorcycles, followed by a test on a special platform (where they test your maneuvering, braking, and other items), followed by more mandatory instructions, followed by the practical test; riding on the streets.

The tests are not easy, and have a very high failure rate. Just because Jorge is a world champion, doesn't automatically qualify him for the license. Particularly the street riding exam can be difficult, since you do not know what you are facing. Riding 1 kilometer per hour over the speed limit is enough to disqualify you.

So, Jorge passed in one go, and can now enjoy riding a real motorcycle..... Congratulations Jorge, well done. Thumbs Up Smiley

So, where's your first ride going to be?

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