MotoGP, Andrea Iannone: “Me going back to Ducati? Just talk”

May will be an important month for Ducati, which is risking to lose both Dovizioso and Lorenzo. But while everything is stalled with Jorge Lorenzo, whose salary will be more than halved, the main goal is to extend the contract with Andrea Dovizioso, also because they know it would be hard to replace him. But the back anf forth with Dovizioso has been going on for a long time and Ducati risks to lose the Italian rider and to follow plan B or C.

IANNONE – In the last few days many words were said about who could join Ducati Racing and among the favourites there are also Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Iannone, but the latter, at the gallery inaugurated by Drudi Performance at the “Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia” museum in Milan, said: “I want to remain with Suzuki and we’re negotiating for 2019. Me going back to Ducati? Currently it’s just talk, I haven’t got any proposal yet. For now I enjoy the team where I am, then we’ll see”. Moreover, the results have been improving, compared to 2017, and it would be dangerous to stop the relationship between Suzuki and Andrea Iannone, if we consider also that a comeback to the past is almost impossible. 

PETRUCCI – Danilo Petrucci doesn’t hide it: he would like to replace Lorenzo or Dovizioso and become a Factory rider. But to Sky Sport Italia he said, about Dovizioso: “Andrea is a great rider and also one of the best people in the paddockI love him, also because he taught me a lot. He doesn’t know that, but I usually look at his data. I’m always behind him on the track, even when it could be bad for him, so, as a Ducati rider, I hope he will stay with Ducati, because I think he’s something more than Lorenzo. He’s very fast on that bike and it could be bad for him to leave. I don’t know why they haven’t found a deal yet, but I hope they will do it.” – said Danilo Petrucci. “After that, we’ll see whether there’s a seat for me.

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