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Motorcycles Lorenzo shoots down rumours of 2021 Ducati return

19:51  30 june  2020
19:51  30 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

Miller "ready to guide" Ducati to MotoGP title

  Miller Jack Miller says he feels “ready to guide” Ducati to the MotoGP world championship again, as he gets set to step up to the factory team in 2021. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Jack Miller, Pramac Racing One-time MotoGP race winner Miller was announced last month by Ducati as one half of its factory team line-up for the 2021 season, having been part of the Italian manufacturers ranks since his switch from Marc VDS Honda to Pramac in 2018. Last year proved to be Miller’s best in the championship, with five podiums – his greatest haul in a single season – netting him eighth in the standings.

Jorge Lorenzo has rubbished rumours linking him with a return to Ducati in 2021, but admits he feels he’s still “capable” of winning the MotoGP title with the “right tools”.

a close up of Jorge Lorenzo wearing a costume: Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team

Three-time premier class champion Lorenzo retired from racing at the end of the 2019 campaign following a miserable debut season on the factory Honda, and has since returned to Yamaha as its official test rider in the winter.

Lorenzo was due to make his race return as a wildcard at the Catalan Grand Prix with Yamaha, before the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the race being postponed and MotoGP banning wildcard outings for this year to cut down on paddock numbers.

Linked briefly to a potential Petronas Yamaha move for 2021, Lorenzo has since been rumoured to be in the frame to rejoin Ducati – with whom he raced in 2017 and 2018, and won three races – amid slow talks between the Italian marque and Andrea Dovizioso.

Tito Rabat without a Ducati contract: is that why the Avintia driver is at a disadvantage? .
© GP-Fever.de This year Tito Rabat would drive his third season in the Avintia team In the camp of the three Ducati teams, Tito Rabat is in a special situation. While Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco have direct contracts with Ducati, Rabat has a contract with the Avintia team. In early August 2019, was also announced a two-year contract for the years 2020/21 .

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