Jorge Lorenzo may contest 2019 MotoGP season on a Yamaha sponsored by Petronas. This is what you can read in today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport issue. The arrival of Joan Mir at Suzuki, where he’ll be paid 1.6 milion euros per season, broke Lorenzo’s plans for next year, also because he will surely leave Ducati. Will Yamaha (with which Lorenzo won three titles) and Petronas solve the problem?
HYPOTHESIS – “In the backstage they’re working without any pause: the plan is creating a team that can replace Marc VDS” says Paolo Ianieri, La Gazzetta dello Sport’s MotoGP reporter. “The bike should be a Yamaha (but they’re waiting for news about Marc VDS’ future) and the sponsor should be Petronas, which would put beside Lorenzo Hafizh Syahrin, currently racing for Tech3 Yamaha as Johann Zarco’s team-mate.”
MUGELLO – The main topic of the race weekend will be hypothesis, speculation and secret negotiations. Many things can happen in this moment. But we should also see what Dorna will do: Lorenzo is one of the top MotoGP riders and so they should do their best to ensure him a good seat.