Jorge Lorenzo enjoyed making predictions about the MotoGP’s future. And, to do so, he didn’t gaze into a crystal ball but in the eye of a camera during an interview with motogp.com. The Spanish champion’s answers were obviously not predictable. If his intuitions turn out to be accurate, they’ll have a real market scoop on their hands in a few months.
Lorenzo is convinced that Marc Marquez will leave Honda at the end of 2024, when his contract expires. Where will he go?
“I think Marquez will go to Ducati. He’ll receive an offer that won’t make him happy, but he’ll accept it,” Marc answered. “I don’t know if he’ll be on the official team or on a satellite team, but after three or four years without winning, he’ll want to do it again. He’ll be thirty-one, thirty-two years old. The young riders are fast, but Marc Marquez is Marc Marquez.”
More currently, Jorge was also asked who could be the next world champion, excluding Bagnaia from his choices. “Martin or Bastianini will be a Ducati rider,” he said.
“I like Enea. He just has to improve in qualifying and in the first laps. He’s a racing animal,” he said and, regarding the rumors about Martin’s move to Yamaha: “Jorge was offended by Ducati preferring Bastianini for the factory team.”