Yamaha is in no rush to get Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo signed on a new two-year contract.
The Spaniard’s Fiat Yamaha team boss Daniele Romagnoli told MCN that while negotiations over a new deal had commenced, there was no deadline in place to have the contract signed.
“We are very interested in signing Jorge again and we have already started negotiations. We are working with his management but we are in no rush. A good term for Yamaha is to have another two-year contract.
"Yamaha likes to do this with Valentino and it’s a trend I’m sure they will want to continue with Jorge. We don’t want to rush things though to create any distractions to Jorge so that he can concentrate on doing his job on the track.
"I think both Yamaha and Jorge want to continue together, so this is already a very positive step, “said Romagnoli.
Lorenzo surrendered his MotoGP world championship lead to Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi last weekend when he crashed out of his home race in Jerez while fighting for third with Ducati’s Casey Stoner.