Lorenzo is closer than ever to return to Ducati

With the announcement of the signing of Pol by Honda closer and closer, the MotoGP market is agitated by the serious contacts between the Majorcan and the Italian factory.

It remains to be seen what will happen, but today AS can assure that Jorge Lorenzo's return to Ducati is closer than ever. Very reliable sources from the house of Borgo Panigale emphatically affirm that there is a 50 percent chance or even something more that the Majorcan will return to the competition from the hand of the Italian factory.

It should be remembered that the five-time champion already wore red for two seasons, those of 2017 and 2018, leaving the general feeling that he left work halfway, something that happened despite his will. And it is that Ducati told him after Le Mans 2018 that they would not renew him because it was expensive and they did not see the results they expected from him. Danilo Petrucci had been chosen as his substitute and the capricious fate wanted Lorenzo to explode with the Desmosedici just after that incomprehensible decision. The Balearic Islands won the following two races (Mugello and Montmeló) and repeated a victory in Austria.

Lorenzo had such a good taste in Ducati that last year, before he announced his retirement, he groped with his beloved Gigi Dall'Igna, with whom he won two 250cc titles with Aprilia (2006 and 2007), the possibility of returning already to Ducati in 2020, with the Pramac satellite team

That there are negotiations does not mean that they will come to fruition in agreement, but to exist, they do exist, although it must also be taken into account that Lorenzo's appearance in the Ducati orbit could also be a pressure measure to renew Andrea Dovizioso at a better price.

Be that as it may, the MotoGP transfer market is currently agitated by this mutual interest between Lorenzo, retired at the end of last season, and Ducati. And it is that of the signing of Pol Espargaró by Honda to be the new partner of Marc Márquez little more can be said until it becomes official. That will take Álex Marquez to the LCR Honda box, with official material, as a partner of Takaaki Nakagami. And the one who will leave that box next year is Cal Crutchlow, who will become Aleix Espargaró's new partner in Aprilia.

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