As Yamaha reveals its new livery for the 2014 MotoGP campaign (not too exciting), rumors swirl that Ducati is already maneuvering to sign Jorge Lorenzo at the end of the year for a King’s ransom (peanuts for the Volkswagen Group). Seriously … silly season already.
But how good is Jorge? Marc Marquez stole the show and the title last year, but what Lorenzo did was arguably more impressive on a lesser machine (the Honda still rules). Multiple collarbone breaks and surgeries mid-season couldn’t stop Lorenzo from winning more races than Marquez (8 to 6). His fighting spirit and resolve are unmatched. Still only 26, Lorenzo already has 4 world titles (including 2 MotoGP crowns), yet he might not have reached his peak. His future battles with Marquez promise to be epic. By the way, Honda wants Lorenzo, as well. Can you imagine a team with both Marquez and Lorenzo? Could happen in 2015.