The latest collection of MotoGP gossip ahead of the Australian Grand Prix...

- Jorge Lorenzo has been given assurances from top bosses at Honda over his future in the team following a difficult first MotoGP campaign at the factory team after switching from Ducati. (Marca)

- Valentino Rossi’s former crew chief Jeremy Burgess fears “maybe he’s been around a bit too long” as his current struggles continue in 2019. Burgess helped mastermind the Italian’s seven premier class world titles. (

- Jorge Martinez ‘Aspar’ says it will be difficult for Jorge Lorenzo to win races for Repsol Honda next year and fears he’s suffering while struggling for pace after enduring a number of injuries over the past 12 months. Lorenzo missed the middle third of this season after sustaining fractured vertebrae in a crash at Assen. (

- Aragon is hosting two private MotoGP tests this week with Aprilia and Bradley Smith in action until Wednesday before Dani Pedrosa and KTM take to the track between Thursday and Saturday. Both manufacturers are working on 2020 developments. (

- Jack Miller has a new electronics engineer, Lorenzo Goglia, as Marco Frigerio has been released by Ducati as he heads to Yamaha for 2020. Yamaha is continuing to bolster its electronics engineering team in a bid to master the Magneti Marelli ECU with the M1. (Motor Sport magazine)

- Sylvain Guintoli tried out a new dual rear foot brake during his wildcard appearance for Suzuki at the Japanese MotoGP. The French rider had all his times disqualified from Friday practice for using a 2020-specification Suzuki engine. (Speedweek)



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