Earlier this month there were speculations as to whether Jorge Lorenzo would take Ducati’s offer to switch over from Yamaha for the 2017 and 2018 MotoGP seasons. Well, the switch has confirmed and Lorenzo will officially ride in Ducati’s red and white for the next two years.
Rumors have been going around as to why he switched over. Maybe it was due to the lucrative €12 million per season deal that, maybe Lorenzo wanted to work with Gigi Dall'Igna once more, or maybe he was looking for a new challenge after eight very successful years in the MotoGP Championship.
"The challenge to try to win with another bike. The challenge, for me, after so many years in the world championship, is to give my maximum effort every day as I always try to do, because I think I am one of the most professional riders and my focus in my work is 100 per cent,” he said.
Lorenzo’s first ride on Ducati’s Desmosedici GP bike may happen right after the final round of the 2016 series and it’ll probably take place in Velencia but he probably won’t be able to talk about it until next year.
Think he’ll fare better than Rossi in his two year stint with Ducati in 2010 and 2011?