Monster Rumored to Sponsor Both Yamaha MotoGP Bikes

It looks more and more that the Yamaha MotoGP team will have both bikes riding with Monster Energy decals for the next season. Rumors are that after initially considering Monster as a sponsor for Valentino Rossi's bike and keeping the Rockstar Energy Drink on Jorge Lorenzo's machine, the green M company figured out that they'd look much better on both bikes and made Yamaha a new offer.
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Spanish website Motocuatro delved a bit deeper in the whole story and unveils that Monster could indeed pay more than they already do for the ad space on Rossi's bike. And that's because Lorenzo has a personal contract with Rockstar. Lorenzo's annual deal with Rockstar brings him 1 million euro a year, and if Monster wants green M's on his bike, Yamaha must buy the Spaniard out, with Monster money, of course.

Even more, Motocuatro claims that Monster upped a bit the offer, just to make sure Yamaha is willing to go all the way and get rid of Rockstar: pumping 1.5 million euros in each bike and providing the extra million to cover for Lorenzo “freedom”.

We'll soon see if these rumors turn out to be true: the first week of January should bring news from Yamaha and if Lorenzo's cap has the green M on it, we'll know Motocuatro's assumptions were right.
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