Lorenzo: "Yamaha looks to the future and Rossi is 41 years old ..."

The Mallorcan reviews MotoGP news in an interview and assures that the decision to give Valentino's motorcycle to Quartararo surprised him although he understands it.


Jorge Lorenzo gave an interview to 'Sky' in which he reviews everything that surrounds the MotoGP World Championship, as well as the movements at Yamaha, the departure of Ducati's Dovizioso and his plans for the future.Regarding the factory of the tuning forks, he assured that he was surprised although he understands the movement they have made, sending Rossi to the Petronas team and giving Quartararo the official motorcycle for this 2021. "I did not expect Rossi to go to Petronas, although things will not change much either. for Valentino. Quartararo and Morbidelli have already shown that you can win with an unofficial motorcycle. But in the end Yamaha, like all companies, must look to the future. Rossi is 41 years old and the future necessarily goes through younger riders like Quartararo It is a logical but surprising decision, "says the Balearic.

Another of the movements that has taken place in Yamaha affects Lorenzo directly, since he is no longer his test driver, a circumstance that opens several avenues for the future: "There was talk of the possibility that he would go to Aprilia. In fact, there have been contacts with my friend Massimo Rivola. We sat down to talk but things did not work out and they chose to stay with the pilots they have. My intention is to continue as a test pilot, but if he does not come out, it is not something that will take away from me. dream. I have other more relaxed projects than being a MotoGP rider. I keep the possibility open to be a TV commentator, help some young people or even become the manager of some of them for the future. "

To conclude, he gave his opinion on the departure of Ducati's Dovizioso, which has caused some crossover of statements between the Italian rider and the house of Borgo Panigale: "There are always two versions of the story and both parties defend their pride and their image. In the end I think it was a successful marriage for both of us. Andrea finished three times runner-up in the world and Ducati has returned to fight for the championship after several years without doing so ".

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