Marc Marquez-Ducati: Jorge Lorenzo evokes Valentino Rossi

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Marc Marquez-Ducati: Jorge Lorenzo evokes Valentino Rossi

The bold move by Marc Marquez, who demanded and then obtained a place on the official Ducati team from 2025, surprised even Jorge Lorenzo: "I am surprised by what happened. First of all by the news of Martin in Aprilia, and at that point it was clear that Ducati would bet on Marquez. I thought it would be good for Marc to move to Pramac with a GP25, but evidently he had much more ambitious plans", said the'former MotoGp world champion to Dazn.

"He first asked Dall’Igna if he would stay for 2025 and 2026. That was his plan and now we have found out, and he played his cards the right way. Ducati’s plan was to keep all three, with Jorge in red and if possible Marc in Pramac. But Marc didn’t agree".

In the end è it was the Catalan rider who had the upper hand: "I think Ducati got scared and the only option they had to keep Marc was to dress him in red. And that threat ‘either red or I leave’ took effect".

According to Lorenzo, this affair will benefit at the media level not only Marquez and Ducati but also MotoGp, which could return to a level of d'exposure similar to that of the Valentino Rossi days: "When Marc Márquez è returned to fighting for victories, the MotoGP audience, also thanks to Pedro Acosta on the track, è increased. I’m not saying it’s at the level of the good times of Valentino Rossi, but è it’s true that è by far moreù media".

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