WHAT NEXT?

JORGE LORENZO

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Motogp Preview -

The sea­son hasn’t even started and al­ready there’s wild ru­mour about who’s go­ing where in 2017. And right at the cen­tre of that whirl­wind of ru­mour is reign­ing cham­pion Lorenzo.

Lead­ing much of that spec­u­la­tion is Du­cati’s Paulo Ci­a­batti, who has made it quite clear time and again that he would love to get Lorenzo’s sig­na­ture on pa­per to join the Ital­ian squad on a bike they think is once again good enough to win the ti­tle. It’s not the first time Lorenzo has been linked to a move to the Bologna firm, ei­ther.

But while he’s no doubt at least look­ing into the Du­cati deal (plus pos­si­bly a of­fer from Rep­sol Honda), the three-time cham­pion is also in­sist­ing pub­licly that he’d also quite like to stay where he is. Ad­mit­ting that it was his hope to get a deal inked be­fore the fi­nal race of the year, he con­firmed at the Qatar test that that hasn’t gone quite to plan.

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