MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


Jorge Lorenzo expected to continue in MotoGP with Yamaha, but how long will he sign for?

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cossiegaz

July 10, 2014 11:27 AM

Either make it another two years at Yamaha with a chance of winning the championship or go to Ducati and get settled in and adapting to the desmocedici as soon as possible and hope that in two or three years time it's evolved into a competitve machine.

Braaahp

July 10, 2014 11:36 AM

He's had a cr4p year but he's still probably the second best rider in the world so who else would Yamaha sign?

For me it's just a shame that the top Spanish 3 don't take a risk occasionally or that the big MotoGP teams don't take more risks in discovering the next alien. It's moves like the one Rossi made to Ducati (and also to a lesser extent his original one to Yamaha) that makes MotoGP interesting.

Prototype running teams should look towards exciting new talent rather than running riders such as Bradl who will never mix it with the big 4 and that's particularly true of Ducati because they've got nothing to lose. You never know, they might find the next Stoner

taliz

July 10, 2014 11:55 AM

Lorenzo is now pretty much stuck in the same situation Rossi was back in 2010. He isn't getting offered the salary he's used to, so he has to choose between a good bike but low salary package, or bad bike and good salary package. He cant get both.

Lorenzo should have signed for Honda when he had a chance two years ago. They offered both great money, and also a great bike.
I bet he wishes that offer was still on the table..

jorgebest

July 10, 2014 12:31 PM

Lorenzo
need to select Ducati from my point of view. There are few reasons
behind it first of all they give him massive salary. And may be bike
fortune will also change next year. If he will choose yamaha chances are
less that he will beat Vale again. Reason behind it is Vale becomes
priority for Yamaha. He modified his riding style and next year he will
become stronger and stronger. He is also Helping in selling Yamaha
bikes.And if Yamaha bring new Powerful engine with new Strong brakes
next year it will Too tough for lorenzo to beat Vale. In 2016 michelin
are coming back and Vale had the most experience of those tyres. We all
know how strong is Vale when he gets his mojo back with his Machine.
Tough decision For Lorenzo to take.

Tetley

July 10, 2014 1:03 PM
Last Edited 53 days ago

It's a tough decision for JLo. Number 2 rider at Yamaha on a good bike but with a pay drop, or number 1 rider at Ducati on an unproven bike with better pay.
That's assuming that there is a spare seat at Ducati, as Dovi and Cal haven't yet announced what they are doing next year.
JLo doesn't need the money. He's already rich. But he has such a superior view of himself he may not be able to stomach the indignity of losing number one rider status.
If he wants number one rider status he has to take a big gamble. "You have to ask yourself- are you feeling lucky, punk?" (Dirty Harry voice)
From a race fan's point of view I'd rather not see the top four of the next two years being the same as the top four of the last two years so I'm hoping that JLo can regain some of his former self-confidence and take the plunge into the unknown.
Nothing will change if things stay as they are.

Yearby23

July 10, 2014 1:20 PM

I'd love to see Lorenzo regain his mojo and get back to the top which is what we all know he is capable of.

If he does this with an improved Ducati next year though everyone will credit the bike like they did with a certain someone in 2007...

It's a tough decision to make but I think it will be made either tomorrow or just after the race weekend on Monday.

mrfill

July 10, 2014 1:29 PM
Last Edited 68 days ago

Braaahp:
For me it's just a shame that the top Spanish 3 don't take a risk occasionally or that the big MotoGP teams don't take more risks in discovering the next alien.

Prototype running teams should look towards exciting new talent rather than running riders such as Bradl who will never mix it with the big 4


Cast your mind back 2 years when Honda signed a rookie to replace Stoner. Oh, the outrage!!!! The rather stupid 'rookie rule' was amended to allow this to happen - more outrage!!!

The year before, Bradl was signed as moto2 champ - having beaten Marquez - and was regarded as an 'exciting new talent'. However, the results have been a bit disappointing but you can't blame the team for not knowing that. On paper he looked ideal.

I do agree that all those shouting for seats to be given to ageing has-beens (or never-beens) need to take a rest

Stellar

July 10, 2014 1:32 PM

There is only one route after leaving Yamaha, i.e., downwards. JLo should stay put for another 2 years if that is what Yamaha are keen on. He's still very young, two years down the line Ducati and Suzuki will still offer you a ride but there is no certainty that Yamaha will too.

racingfan999

July 10, 2014 1:38 PM

The Gigi aspect is probably the only element attracting Lorenzo to Ducati. Yamaha want him to stay and the M1 is a superb bike.

If anyone ever does win a dry race on a Ducati in the future it will not be achievement it was and it will not necessarily mean the rider is worthy of being hailed the new messiah anymore. Rossi was probably realistically the last guy to go there with the chance to replicate Casey and he couldn't manage it.

The move over to Ducati and prestige/admiration to 'do a Stoner' and win a dry race on the Desmo is now gone completely and is a different era in the past.
The goalposts have moved considerably with that situation. New factory owners, the old guard of engineers, designers, crew chiefs, test riders and mechanics have all been changed. So the situation of the past has long gone. Soon the bike will be a brand new machine and be wearing Michelin boots as well.
I reckon Lorenzo will stay with Yamaha.

Brain

July 10, 2014 1:40 PM

taliz: Lorenzo is now pretty much stuck in the same situation Rossi was back in 2010. He isn't getting offered the salary he's used to, so he has to choose between a good bike but low salary package, or bad bike and good salary package. He cant get both.

Lorenzo should have signed for Honda when he had a chance two years ago. They offered both great money, and also a great bike.
I bet he wishes that offer was still on the table..

Except that Yamaha does not have the future of the race team and defending champion to fall back on like 2010. If Yamaha is putting Rossi ahead of Lorenzo at the age of 35, they have lost their minds. On the other hand, is Yamaha throwing up the white flag by saying we cant beat MM, why pay someone 10 million a year to finish 100+ points down in 2-4 place.

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