The last race of 2019 of MotoGP meant the end of the sports career of Jorge Lorenzo as a starting driver. However, the Spanish did not get off the motorcycle. Since March he has been a test pilot for Yamaha and it is in the day-to-day evolution of the Japanese brand. However, the three-time champion has several offers to return to the game.
The market for top-flight riders in motorcycling is at its hottest. This morning the possibility that Andrea Dovizioso I went from being an official pilot to being a tester, as happened with Lorenzo in 2019. Aprilia He is with several headaches and will try to occupy the empty spaces that may remain at the end of the season.
The Spaniard knows that he will not continue as a Yamaha tester next year. In recent weeks, Lorenzo received several criticisms from Valentino rossi and from the leaders of the Japanese brand for not having too much activity on the track. However, the pilot turned a deaf ear to them and let his words pass. Dovizioso can take the place that Lorenzo leaves in 2021.
However, the brand that is looking askance at what happens with the number 99 is Aprilia. The Italian brand has several options to give Lorenzo a place. The first and strongest is to continue as a test driver. There is only one seat left to be an official pilot, since Aleix Espargaró renewed his contract with the team until the end of 2021.
What happens with the resolution of TAS if Andrea Iannone it is paramount for Lorenzo’s future. In case the sanction to the Italian is confirmed, Lorenzo has a minimal chance of ‘promotion’. Further, Cal crutchlow he is waiting for the offer from Aprilia to continue in MotoGP. In case all this is so, Lorenzo will be the pilot of the Italian brand.