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Ducati Interested in Lorenzo Regardless of What Rossi Thinks of Such a Move

Ducati Corse boss Gigi Dall'Igna speaks to the Italian magazine Gazzetta dello Sport and openly admits that Borgo Panigale has a great interest in both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. After Rossi and Yamaha officially confirmed the fact that the Italian would remain a factory rider for 2017 and 2018, it's Lorenzo's time to make a move and everybody is wondering what will happen.
Lorenzo triumphant in Qatar, 2016 1 photo
To make things a bit clearer, we remind you that Rossi was the first of the Aliens to ink a contract. He did not exactly make a secret of why he decided to sign a new two-year deal with Yamaha. After initially stating that he would wait to see how his performance would be in the season debut, he simply changed his mind and signed for two more championships.

In a way, he sent a message to Lorenzo telling him that, despite the fact that Lorenzo is the 2015 MotoGP champion, Rossi has a heavy word to say in the sport. In reply, Lorenzo responded that Yamaha already made him an offer, but he wanted to take the time to decide.

Most of the people say that he will jump boat and sign a deal with Ducati, but is waiting one or two races to see if the Desmosedici GP bike Dovizioso rode to a second position in Qatar is that good.

After all, Lorenzo witnessed first-hand how it feels to ride on the Losail straight line with an open throttle and to be blitzed by two Ducati bikes that passed by him as if he wasn't there.Rossi says that Lorenzo is not bold enough to ride a Ducati
Earlier, Rossi declared that it takes much boldness to change teams, especially to choose Ducati. Of course, Rossi was referring to the fact that only Stoner was good enough to bring Ducati a title. Dall'Igna says that Ducati is ready to win, the Desmosedici GP being a machine that has improved significantly since Rossi was a part of the team.

Ducati's objective is to see their riders become faster and stronger, Dall'Igna tells the Italian media. Irrespective of what Rossi says, Ducati will always try to go for the best riders that are available. And with the contracts of both Lorenzo and Marquez expiring at the end of the season, it's a tough hunt out there.

If Lorenzo claims that Yamaha has already made an offer, the same thing cannot be said about Marc Marquez. Last week he admitted that his goal was to stay with Honda, but that Tokyo had not made any offer, yet.

Given how openly and lightly Ducati officials speak about these two riders, we can only speculate that there might be something going on. After all, each and every rider says the same thing until they sign with a new team. Anyone betting we're likely going to see moves after Argentina and CotA?

 
 
 
 
 

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