Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo right to turn down Ducati says Valentino Rossi

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Valentino Rossi believes Jorge Lorenzo was right to shun the offer of a multi-million deal to switch to Ducati next season.

Lorenzo will remain alongside the 30-year-old in Yamaha’s factory team despite being the subject of a bid by Ducati to sign the double world 250GP champion.

Next year will be the third together for Lorenzo and Rossi and the eight-times world champion said it was a smart decision by the Spaniard to stay on board a YZR-M1 machine in 2010.

The Italian said: “We hear a lot of rumours that Jorge is maybe move to Honda or to Ducati. For sure if Jorge was to change bike it would have been very big and it would have meant a lot of changes in MotoGP.

"It would have been interesting but Jorge will remain and I think he made the right choice because in this moment our bike is not the fastest on the straight, but it is very good in the corners. So I think at the end he made the right choice.

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Matthew Birt

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