Former MotoGP rider, Jorge Lorenzo, was on the lips of several media in recent weeks after Andrea Dovizioso confirm your departure from Ducati. This is because rumors indicated that the Spanish rider had a great chance of leaving his retirement and getting back on the Italian team’s motorcycle, after a year of inactivity.
Lorenzo, who was World Champion five times (two in 250cc and three in MotoGP), confirmed on Tuesday that he will not return to the top category of motorcycling. The Spaniard communicated it in an interview he gave to the medium ‘Motorsport.com’. However, he confessed that his return was closer than ever.
Jorge Lorenzo left the activity in 2019. However, in recent months the possibility that he could return to the circuits had grown. The Spanish, however, did not respond at the time. In February he did some tests for Yamaha, in which Lorenzo felt very satisfied with the result. “Every year that passes the chances of that happening will be less,” said Lorenzo regarding his return.
In addition, the former Honda rider assured that he received the call from the general director of Ducati. “We talked about personal matters, families and others, and at the end of the conversation I asked him, out of curiosity, about the future of the team and the drivers. Shortly after, Michelle Pirro (SuperBike rider) sent me a half-joking, half-serious message, asking me if I wanted to go back to Ducati.
However, Lorenzo ruled out the possibility, despite his desire. «I started to think about the idea of racing again. We started the negotiations, but as the moment of signing approached, more weight gained those things that I had to give up again. After many days of doubts, I decided that feeling very sorry I had to say no, “Jorge Lorenzo told ‘Motorsport.com’.