Jorge Lorenzo has pledged his MotoGP future to Yamaha in response to rumours linking him with a potential future switch to Ducati. The two-time world champion has spent his entire premier class career with the Yamaha factory squad but reports this week suggested a move to Bologna might have been in the offing for 2015.
But speaking at the launch of the 2014 YZR-M1 in Indonesia, Lorenzo has brought an end to the speculation and has stated his desire to see out his MotoGP career with Yamaha.
“When you are fast and winning races all the big factories want you, this is normal. I have to clarify that there is no truth in the rumours that there is a contract with another manufacturer and I would like to start negotiating as soon as possible for my future with Yamaha. My dream is to retire after my career as a Yamaha rider. If our bike is even better this year then it will be easier!”
One half of Ducati’s 2015 line-up is already in place with Cal Crutchlow beginning a two year stay with the team but Andrea Dovizioso’s future beyond this season is uncertain with his contract expiring at the end of 2014.