MotoGP: Lorenzo eyeing Suzuki future?

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Rumours have circulated the paddock that Jorge Lorenzo could well be eyeing up a future with Suzuki after yet another difficult weekend for the five-time world champion on his Ducati in Argentina.

Still to gel with the Desmosedici and riding a bike that’s main weak point (it’s mid-corner turning) was the strength of Lorenzo’s riding style on the Yamaha, the rumour mill has been linking him to a possible switch to the Japanese manufacturer for next season.

However, despite the rumours and Sunday’s difficult race, he was quick to counter the claims, instead telling MCN that he still has unfinished business with the Italian manufacturer.

“It was another unlucky weekend for us, because were good in the wet and had a good opportunity in the dry to improve the feeling, but the damp were the worst conditions for me. We all know that I struggle to find the limit in these conditions and to feel comfortable on slicks in mixed conditions.

“I’m keeping concentrated to making the coupling of Ducati and Lorenzo work though, and I believe it can work. That’s my only goal and my only focus, and my manager will do the other part when it is time.”

It’s also now believed that if he were to depart, then his space on the factory team wouldn’t automatically to go Danilo Petrucci. Believed previously to have a deal that gives him first shout were Lorenzo or Dovizioso to depart, the deal also gives the factory the chance to offer the deal elsewhere.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer