Jorge Lorenzo withdrew surprisingly from the official activity of MotoGP at the end of the last season. However, in recent weeks the Spaniard confirmed that he received a formal offer from the team Ducati to return to compete in great prizes. Although the offer was very juicy, Lorenzo rejected it and announced that he will not get on a motorcycle again to race.
Currently, Lawrence is the test driver for the official team of Yamaha And this Wednesday he will get on the motorcycle to perform a test at the Portimao circuit, in Portugal. The Spaniard will be back on track after nine months. Lawrence He confirmed that his decision not to return has been made and that he wants to continue being the tester for the Japanese brand.
The Spaniard answered some questions to the Spanish media ‘AS’ and once again assured that his stage as a pilot is closed. «I would like to continue as a tester, because I think it is, for me that I like motorcycles, an almost perfect job. I just lack the feeling of winning and fighting for a World Cup, but the rest is perfect, because it takes almost all the pressure off you when you drive professionally. I would like to continue “, he commented Lawrence.
After nine months without getting on the motorcycle, the Spaniard believes that his negotiation with Ducati I do not influence the relationship with Yamaha. “It was not so. COVID-19 complicated everything. We had tests and in the end, due to the logistics of the trips, I don’t know exactly why, but it couldn’t be done because they couldn’t travel easily and they canceled all the training sessions.
What will happen next year?
The Spanish rider believes that the future of his career is still on the circuits, but not in the race. Further, Lawrence He is thinking about his next team, although he hopes to continue with the Japanese brand. «The priority is to continue with Yamaha. I hope that after this test you are happy with my work and want to continue. We’ll see what the plan is, “said the three-time champion who will accompany Maverick Viñales in the test.