Jorge Lorenzo: I want to spend my whole career with Yamaha

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Jorge Lorenzo will tell Yamaha bosses he wants to spend his entire MotoGP career with the Japanese factory as he prepares to thrash out a new deal.

Yamaha management confirmed to MCN in late October that one of its prime winter objectives was to sign the Spaniard on a new two-year contract before the first race in Qatar on April 12.

And it seems Lorenzo has certainly got no intention of going anywhere, with the double world 250 champion revealing to MCN that he envisages spending the rest of his career with Yamaha.

So even though Valentino Rossi might want the controversial dividing wall to continue splitting him from Lorenzo, it seems the super confident 21-year-old is going nowhere.

Rossi has already penned a two-year deal for 2009 and 2010, while Yamaha bosses want Lorenzo on a new deal as they see him as the long-term leader of the Fiat-backed factory squad.

Lorenzo said: “I’m very happy with Yamaha and for me the ideal thing is to finish my career with Yamaha. All I know is that both parties are interested in continuing.”

The 2008 Rookie of the Year, who made a stunning impact in MotoGP when he claimed his debut win in just his third race having also scored three pole positions in the opening three rounds, will only re-sign on terms he’s happy with.

He added: “This is my job and I want the best solution for my life and my career also.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt