Jorge Lorenzo and the two “no’s” to Ducati: his admission

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Two reflections, both related to as many no’s at Borgo Panigale.

Jorge Lorenzo thinks back to his time at Ducati at the end of the season that graduated Pecco Bagnaia as MotoGP world champion. And the Mallorcan not only regrets his farewell to the Borgo Panigale factory, but also reveals about a no-show that took place several years earlier.

“In 2009 I was in advanced negotiations to sign with both Honda and Ducati, but I was closer to Ducati,” Lorenzo told ‘DAZN.’ At the time Stoner was starting to have health problems, so we talked about it with Livio Suppo. Ducati would have made me more money, but I stayed in Yamaha. And I did well, because I won a lot and that bike was difficult to ride.”

Instead, different reflections on what happened in 2018. “Saying no to Honda is always difficult. But maybe without that decision things would have changed. Even more so if I had won the Mugello Grand Prix. At that point, maybe I would have also been able to win some titles with Ducati. And I don’t rule out that I would still be racing by now,” Lorenzo admitted.

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