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July 13th, 2009, 03:30 AM   #1
 
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Can Honda snatch championship frontrunner now Yamaha won't meet Jorge's demands?

THE HOTTEST rumour flying around the MotoGP scene right now is that Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo is contemplating a shock switch to Honda.
Sources say Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, is currently in negotiation with the Spaniard as Lorenzo's contract expires at the end of this season.

But it's understood Lorenzo is asking for 5 million euros to remain at Yamaha - double what he's on right now. Yamaha have said they'll up Lorenzo's fee to 3.5 million euros but won't go any further.

Reports say Lorenzo is now in talks with Honda, who are interested in setting the Spaniard up in his own factory-backed squad.
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Silly seasons starts earler every year [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] got to love the drama

i think if lorenzo is in talks with HRC that means pedro is out.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (chopperman @ Jul 13 2009, 07:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>i think if lorenzo is in talks with HRC that means pedro is out.
not nesesarily rog. theres plenty of hondas out there with under performing riders.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (frosty58 @ Jul 13 2009, 01:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>not nesesarily rog. theres plenty of hondas out there with under performing riders.
True and i found your telifonica theory interesting. But im not sure Lorenzo will be happy riding that if he feels pedro on the repsol may be getting first dibs on parts ect. Lorenzo will want to be Honda #1 rider not just gresini #1 even with a so called factory spec bike. just my silly season thoughts, no facts to support it [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (chopperman @ Jul 13 2009, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>True and i found your telifonica theory interesting. But im not sure Lorenzo will be happy riding that if he feels pedro on the repsol may be getting first dibs on parts ect. Lorenzo will want to be Honda #1 rider not just gresini #1 even with a so called factory spec bike. just my silly season thoughts, no facts to support it [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] it's all pie in the sky at this time but if any of this speculation comes to pass i think honda would defo give jorge what he would want.....i'm sure it would be writen in the contract............ co #1.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (chopperman @ Jul 13 2009, 08:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Silly seasons starts earler every year [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] got to love the drama

i think if lorenzo is in talks with HRC that means pedro is out.



No, I think the little bitch seat might be safe. With Sete's team pulling out, bets are up Honda will fill the void. Gambling with two spanish rider to please whomb ever.



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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (chopperman @ Jul 13 2009, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>True and i found your telifonica theory interesting. But im not sure Lorenzo will be happy riding that if he feels pedro on the repsol may be getting first dibs on parts ect. Lorenzo will want to be Honda #1 rider not just gresini #1 even with a so called factory spec bike. just my silly season thoughts, no facts to support it [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]


It would be like when Rossi went to the top class. He was sponsered by a beer company, but still factory supported. Then was placed in the repsol them later. I think pedro will get one more year to prove himself. Should he fail "which he will" the Jorge will have is seat in 2011.



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Think this could certainly happen, but I am sure that Horhey would need to see how close to Yamaha in terms of development and performance the Honda is by the end of the season.

There is no way that 99 would even consider playing second fiddle to Pedrobot, but I also think he would chose a bike which is best suited to winning the championship. 5 large ones is a lot of money, but I think Horhey's motivation will be winning. Perhaps with a title in the bag next season and perhaps GOAT retiring, Lorenzo will get all the money he needs from Yamaha
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Willski @ Jul 13 2009, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Think this could certainly happen, but I am sure that Horhey would need to see how close to Yamaha in terms of development and performance the Honda is by the end of the season.

There is no way that 99 would even consider playing second fiddle to Pedrobot, but I also think he would chose a bike which is best suited to winning the championship. 5 large ones is a lot of money, but I think Horhey's motivation will be winning. Perhaps with a title in the bag next season and perhaps GOAT retiring, Lorenzo will get all the money he needs from Yamaha

Does he want to be stuck winning on Rossi's bike?? We know if he went to Honda he would be winning on Hayden's bike so that's better [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] .
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