The Iwata manufacturing facility have confidence acknowledged they’re “open to the likelihood” of the five-time World Champion returning to flee motion

After asserting his retirement from MotoGP™ in November on the 2019 Valencia finale, Jorge Lorenzo has returned to Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing as a take a look at rider.

The info came on 30 January as the Iwata manufacturing facility and the five-time World Champion confirmed they are abet working together, with Lorenzo role to opt section in the Sepang shakedown take a look at on 2-4 February. But is a spectacular return to racing on the cards for Yamaha’s three-time Champion?

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Effectively, the Japanese giants aren’t ruling it out. A Yamaha assertion acknowledged: “To this level, no wildcard rides are planned for Lorenzo in 2020, but Yamaha is open to the likelihood, may perhaps also aloof he make a resolution to flee all every other time.” But will we basically look Lorenzo abet racing on board a Yamaha?

It’s a label that can find any MotoGP™ fans’ senses tingling, and it’s traditional to peer manufacturing facility take a look at riders wildcarding in each place in the season. Bradley Smith (Aprilia), Michele Pirro (Ducati) and Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki) all partook in no longer no longer up to three wildcards last season, but Lorenzo’s profession-long rival Dani Pedrosa – who also announced his retirement from racing a one year forward of Lorenzo – hasn’t wildcarded for KTM.

“I’m very pleased with the resolution to be part of the Yamaha Manufacturing facility Test Physique of workers. I became once repeatedly planning on staying piquant by MotoGP and returning to the paddock, and I mediate right here’s a neatly excellent fair for me,” commented Lorenzo. “I know the crew and the M1 effectively. The Yamaha undoubtedly excellent my utilizing vogue, and this will doubtless be very piquant to ’meet up with my worn bike all every other time.”

We now wait and look if Lorenzo and Yamaha line-up a wildcard appearance in 2020. For the time being, it’s a long way likely for you to to peer the number 99 abet on the front of Yamaha on the Sepang shakedown take a look at. Tune photos and photo galleries will be obtainable on motogp.com as 2020 revs into life.

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