MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s break-up with Ducati is a present for Yamaha

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 23: Jorge Lorenzo attends 'El Hormiguero' TV Show on November 23, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alberto Alcocer/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo is done (?)…people say all sort of silly things under the umbrella of MotoGP media. We are talking about the only rider who managed, at least once, to take the World Championship title away from Marc Marquez since this phenomenal rider entered the top class. Ducati, on the other hand, only won this title once, back in 2003 when Casey Stoner got the title. Then nothing. This will be the most expensive break-up in the MotoGP history (25 million euros), and it will be paid by the Reds. After the thoughtless words of Ducati’s CEO Claudio Domenicali, what’s now waiting for the company is not only 14 GPs with Lorenzo just waiting to fulfill his contract’s duty but also the fact that they are giving up their big shot to their main opponent…

A RESCUE OPERATION – “Jorge Lorenzo risks to be left empty-handed”. Nonsense! The Majorcan rider will not only keep on racing as nothing happened, but he will also go back with Yamaha that so far allowed him to win three (not one, three…) MotoGP World Championship. To make him fit enough to fight for the title, major leading figures are moving: first of all, Dorna. Why? Easy to say, Lorenzo is not only the perfect anti-Marquez (thinking about palmarès) but he is also one of the most influential riders on the media. He is one of those riders you can either love or hate, but who will never leave you indifferent. The MotoGP boss, Carmelo Ezpeleta, doesn’t want (and especially can’t afford) to lose such a ride; that’s why he decided to take the matter into his own hands.

A HARD PUNCH – Throwing Lorenzo out, Ducati is actively assisting Yamaha giving them back the only rider who managed to win the World Championship for them in the past 10 years. This way Yamaha is fixing its own goal, made when they let Johann Zarco go. With Valentino Rossi turning 40 and a Maverick Viñales with no victories in the last 12 months, Yamaha was risking having no new aces in the pack for the 2019 MotoGP World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo will definitely be theirs! Thanks, Ducati…

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