The news came in last night from Spain, and the pages of El Pais: Pedrosa has already signed with Yamaha. But today, in the paddock, no-one was convinced that Dani's move to Iwata is already a done deal with Vinales still appearing to be their first choice.
The best thing to do was to ask the man himself, but Pedrosa didn't want to say anything, leaving it at ‘no comment’.
“Today is Saturday and tomorrow there's the race, I'm just focusing on that - said the Spaniard - Don't ask me anything about my future because I have nothing to add with respect to what I already said on Thursday: I'm in the same situation as Jerez”.
Which means he has various offers on the table (Honda, Yamaha and KTM) but hasn't yet decided, also because it doesn't all depend on him. You could say that his avoidance of the question is not a lie nor a confirmation, and so the pondering continues.
Also because the source of the news about Dani signing could have put out there intentionally, to put the pressure on Maverick, who's still taking his time.
Sooner or later the truth will out.