Dani Amatriain, who discovered and manages Jorge Lorenzo, had worked with him for years, before leaving the world championship due to serious personal problems. Now he’s back in the world of engines and will race with the Gasss Group project in the Spanish championship, with the objective of joining the SBK in a couple of years.
Amatriain spoke of his former pupil with AS: “Maybe Lorenzo will go back to racing. I think Jorge can still do it for two or three years at the highest level,” he explained. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the bike again. Personally, I would like him back on the Ducati.”
At Borgo Panigale, the rider from Mallorca has Gigi Dall’Igna as his great admirer.
“These are speculations, but I know that Ducati is thinking about it,” the manager continued. “Because Dall’Igna got along very well with Jorge. It probably won’t happen, but it would be a good thing for the World Championship.”
Amatriain also agreed with Honda’s move to take on Pol Espargarò.
“Puig made a very smart decision,” he declared. “I think Pol can stand up to Marquez on Honda. I don’t know if he can win because Marc is at an impressive level, but I’m sure he’ll give him a hard time.”