Market Drivers – After the Mugello GP, Lin Jarvis talks about the market drivers. The Yamaha Team Manager says that Jorge Lorenzo has influenced the 2016 market drivers. In recent weeks, the market has been the main protagonist of the Moto GP season.
For the future, the idea is to concentrate the market drivers only in the summer months. So, it encloses all negotiations in a certain period. Lin Jarvis shares the view. “We never discussed in the MSMA (Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association).” said to Speedweek.com the Yamaha team manager. “Maybe we need to find a definite period for market drivers. Like in football. I never studied in detail. I think that in football there are two windows in which players can change the club. I am certainly in favor of this possibility, if another producer suggested this. However, at the same time we must exploit the market practice, as long as there are no restrictions. The only reason that everything happened so early this year was the Lorenzo’s want of having a new contract on the table before the Qatar GP. This is because everything accelerated. Then, the news has had a domino effect. After Jorge decided to change we had to quickly replace it and did it quickly.”
Market Drivers: the 2017 Moto GP’s Grid
The market drivers had already established who and where will race next year in Moto GP. Yamaha will have Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Ducati will have Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. The Suzuki will have Andrea Iannone and Pol Espargaró. Honda confirms Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. The star was just Jorge Lorenzo. The Spanish champion will try to win with Ducati. The Italian factory hasn’t won a GP since 2010. Ducati team will keep even Dovizioso, preferred to Iannone to become the future teammate of current world champion.