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Old 07-09-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Lorenzo In 2010?

The summer break is traditionally the moment that MotoGP's silly season is unleashed in all its fury, and with two more races to go, it is already starting to build up some momentum. At the center of the whirlwind is Jorge Lorenzo, the young Spaniard who has made an astonishing impact in his second season of MotoGP, winning two races and missing out on a podium only once so far this year, when he crashed out at Jerez.

Lorenzo's contract with Yamaha runs out at the end of the season, and the Mallorcan seems not to be in too much of a hurry to renew it. In all of his pronouncements so far, Lorenzo has reiterated that Yamaha is his primary option, but that this does not mean that staying with Yamaha is an automatic choice, for either Lorenzo or Yamaha. Rumors about Honda's offer to Lorenzo are growing, and both Yamaha and Lorenzo are engaged in a complex bout of contractual wrestling in a bid for the upper hand in negotiations.

Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa made the factory's position clear in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport recently: Yamaha are keen to hold on to the Spanish prodigy, but not at any price: "We know about Honda's offer," Furusawa told La Gazzetta, "If he wants to go with them, we won't be raising our stakes in order to retain him."

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The summer break is traditionally the moment that MotoGP's silly season is unleashed in all its fury, and with two more races to go, it is already starting to build up some momentum. At the center of the whirlwind is Jorge Lorenzo, the young Spaniard who has made an astonishing impact in his second season of MotoGP, winning two races and missing out on a podium only once so far this year, when he crashed out at Jerez.

Lorenzo's contract with Yamaha runs out at the end of the season, and the Mallorcan seems not to be in too much of a hurry to renew it. In all of his pronouncements so far, Lorenzo has reiterated that Yamaha is his primary option, but that this does not mean that staying with Yamaha is an automatic choice, for either Lorenzo or Yamaha. Rumors about Honda's offer to Lorenzo are growing, and both Yamaha and Lorenzo are engaged in a complex bout of contractual wrestling in a bid for the upper hand in negotiations.

Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa made the factory's position clear in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport recently: Yamaha are keen to hold on to the Spanish prodigy, but not at any price: "We know about Honda's offer," Furusawa told La Gazzetta, "If he wants to go with them, we won't be raising our stakes in order to retain him."

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101330

I posted the whole story in the wrong section

True, but he also stated, "I think the right place for Jorge is with Yamaha; Today, Tomorrow, and for the future."

Listen to the full interview here:

http://www.gpone.com/DB/Media_2009_0...0807JARVIS.mp3

Curtosy and translation by GPone.com
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Lorenzo's great........

when he's not flying through the air upside down at a buck twenty.


Until he can stop crashing, he's just good for tv ratings.
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Lorenzo's great........

when he's not flying through the air upside down at a buck twenty.


Until he can stop crashing, he's just good for tv ratings.

AND winning races. He has won more races than Edwards, Toesland, Vermulen, Dovisioso, combined.
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AND winning races. He has won more races than Edwards, Toesland, Vermulen, Dovisioso, combined.
Edwards and Toseland havent won a premier class gp race to date.
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Edwards and Toseland havent won a premier class gp race to date.

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I just hope he stays with Yammi, it will be a win-win situation for both parties.
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If Lorenzo leaves in 2010, this will open up doors for Ben Spies!
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If Lorenzo leaves in 2010, this will open up doors for Ben Spies!
Not really, no "Noobs" are allowed to ride factory teams, except for Suzuki. So, Ben would have to take JT place in Tech 3 and then try to get a seat for the Fiat team.
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Not really, no "Noobs" are allowed to ride factory teams, except for Suzuki. So, Ben would have to take JT place in Tech 3 and then try to get a seat for the Fiat team.
Bring in the American!!

I would love to see how Spies would do in MotoGP.



And as far as Lorenzo..... I'm still not sure if I'm a fan yet, the kid has serious talent though. He's doing just fine on the Yami, I doubt he'll go elsewhere in '10
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