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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ducati On The Fence With Lorenzo



Ducati’s contract with both riders will expire at the end of this year and their leaning towards resigning Andrea Dovizioso's MotoGP contract, but the fate of Jorge Lorenzo’s future with Ducati is still up in the air. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer admitted that they haven’t even started negotiations with Lorenzo yet.

Dovizioso is a shoe in as the brand’s benchmark rider after wining seven races since the start of 2017. Last year, he became the first Italian rider to win the Italian Grand Prix on a Ducati motorcycle and then he managed to win the race again 7 days later in Catalunya. Astonishingly, he finished the season in 2nd place, right behind the Marc Marquez.

Such an amazing performance has left Ducati in a difficult spot as their leading rider only has a base salary of around $2 million. That may seem like a lot until you compare it to the $12 million base salary Lorenzo makes.

“We already started to have some negotiations with Andrea's manager, and we are pretty confident that we finalise soon,” Tardozzi told MotoGP.

We’ll just have to wait and see if what Ducati offers Dovizioso is enticing enough and it has to be an very tempting amount as the rider has also been exploring options with Honda and Suzuki.
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I don't usually follow motorcycle racing since I'm more of a roaming soul and not that track oriented. But I'd go for the guy who won more and ditch Lorenzo is he won't take a pay cut. You have to work for that $12 million!
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