Virtual racing – Yamaha’s premier racing team, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, has a new teammate for the legendary Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. The name is Lorenzo Daretti and he hails from Rome.
Lorenzo is already a two time MotoGP champion for the eSport segment. That would be the video game version of MotoGP. The nineteen year old Daretti trains for three hours a day to compete online as a Yamaha factory rider. The gamer was introduce to a world that might not be as familiar with his name as that of his two team mates at an event in Gerno de Lesmo, Italy as described by the press release:
“… defending World Champion Daretti entered the stage, that featured a custom Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP replica YZF-R1, sporting his race number, 58, and personal logo, ’Trast73‘. With the support of Monster Energy, Alpinestars, Arai and Aldo Drudi, both the Italian youngster and his avatar have matching customised rider gear (leathers, boots, gloves and helmet) for the 2019 season, finishing off the complete Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider look. Leading gaming brand MSI will provide Lorenzo with a high performance laptop for the season.”