Since the beginning of the 2016 MotoGP season, there has been speculations of MOTOGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo abandoning Yama for Ducati. Former multiple world champion Giacomo Agostin admitted to dignify the speculation
MotoGP™ Legend Giacomo Agostini spoke to Italian website quotidiano.net about Jorge Lorenzo’s 2017 prospects. While his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi was quick to sign on for 2017 and 2018, Lorenzo is taking his time to decide his future. Yamaha have confirmed they have offered Lorenzo a contract, but Agostini believes the Majorcan has an offer from Ducati.
“I know for a fact that Audi, the brand that controls Ducati, has made him [Lorenzo] a super offer,” said Agostini. In 2012 Audi purchased Ducati and have a keen interest in seeing the factory return to the front of MotoGP™. “Does the money they offer make up for giving up the best equipment, which is what Yamaha has? If Jorge thinks he can make a difference in red, then he should accept the challenge. But I don’t think he’s fully convinced,” added the 15-times champion