There are rumors that Jorge Lorenzo will be the Yamaha test rider. This was responded to by its main rider, Valentino Rossi. What did the Italian rider say?
Some time ago, rumors arose about Lorenzo. The new rider decided to retire from MotoGP was rumored to be a Yamaha test rider.
Yamaha itself is not a foreign team for Lorenzo. He first raced in MotoGP with Yamaha in 2008, and finally was able to present three MotoGP world titles in 2010, 2012 and 2015.
Rossi, Yamaha rider, fully supports if Lorenzo, who is also a former teammate, returns as a test rider. According to him, it will benefit the team.
‘I think it would be a good idea to offer it, but I have to know if Jorge wants to be a tester.’
‘If he is motivated, even if he does not want to be depressed after twenty races a year, if he still likes to ride a motorcycle, I will accept it. I think if riding a Yamaha, he can be fast,’ he explained.
Rossi and Lorenzo themselves had problems while at Yamaha. The Doctor and the man from Spain were at odds when competing in the 2015 MotoGP, where Lorenzo came out as champion. But lately, the relationship claimed to have improved again.