Crutchlow on the Lorenzo-Ducati Affair: I think There Is Some Truth in These Rumors

After a Spanish radio journalist claimed that Jorge Lorenzo allegedly signed a pre-contract with Ducati, all the three interested parts have been quick in replying, with Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali, Yamaha and Lorenzo himself denying the rumors.
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Jorge Lorenzo is definitely THE rider to be had in 2015, after his current contract with Yamaha expires. Lorenzo's deal expires at the same time with the contracts of Rossi, Pedrosa and Marquez, though we cannot fathom Honda willing to let the latter go.

Yamaha is apparently working hard to have the M1 improved (the seamless gearbox and all) and offer Lorenzo the best weapon to help him regain the crown, and is also paying him €9 million ($12.225 mil) a year while at it.

On the other hand, Honda, who has already tried to make him wear orange leathers 2 years ago, is said to be able to write a €12 million ($16.250 mil) for him each year, according to gp-inside, while Ducati Corse is rumored to be willing to spend €15 mil ($20.734 mil) to retain Lorenzo's services.

Again, this sounds more like slow news-days speculations, but there's always a "but": new Ducati factory rider Cal Crutchlow, who never hid his admiration for Lorenzo says that he believes there is some truth in all the rumors.

Meaning that Lorenzo knows every manufacturer is interested in having him and he can really choose which bike he will ride in 2015... and is considering all the offers, pre-contracts or not.

Crutchlow also adds that Lorenzo wearing red leathers from 2015 would change nothing for his current deal with Ducati, and will only bring a man with huge experience and blazing speed to the team, which is a good thing.

2014 will definitely be a very interesting year for MotoGP. Cometh Qatar!
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