No MotoGP races yet for 2020 but gossip has been flying around as usual and the latest talks about the return of the prodigal son of Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo. After a bad season with Repsol Honda, the Spaniard decided to call it quits and retire completely from racing. It wasn’t too long after that when he was announced as the new test rider for Yamaha.
After rekindling his feelings back with the Yamaha YZR-M1, the bike that gave him multiple premier class titles, his confidence suddenly got a boost to a point where he announced that he’ll be a wildcard entry in Catalunya for the 2020 championship. That plan was left in the dust as the round was postponed due to COVID-19.
Now, we’re hearing more gossip that the five-time world champion wants more than just a one-off outing in the 2020 MotoGP calendar. Instead of just Catalunya, he has expressed his interest for more wildcard entries if the season restarts this year, particularly in Misano (the race will be followed by a one-day test) and Motegi (Yamaha’s home event).
There are also rumours pointing towards the full-time return of Jorge Lorenzo with Yamaha, but that is still pretty much left undiscussed as Valentino Rossi has not announced his retirement just yet (in fact, he wishes for another season in 2021 before deciding) and the other three spots are occupied by Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales, and Franco Morbidelli. Only time will tell.