Key – The market rider closed all its “unknowns” before the Mugello GP. Honda announced the renewal of Pedrosa and Yamaha named Viñales to replace Jorge Lorenzo. The key of the movements has always been Maverick Vinales. Also about the future of Pedrosa. When Maverick decided to go at Yamaha, Honda decided the Dani Pedrosa’s renewal. Also Lin Jarvis confirms it to MCN.
The 2015 world champion was the first to move from Yamaha to Ducati during the market transfers. Yamaha had two primary options for the Jorge Lorenzo’s M1 vacated. Vinales and Pedrosa. However, the rider ideal of Jarvi has always been Maverick Viñales. The Yamaha’s team manager has acknowledged that negotiations with Dani were advanced. However, Jarvis awaited Maverick before closed the deal with the Honda’s pilot Then, Pedrosa signed a new contract with Honda, only when Maverick chose officially the Yamaha. Dani Pedrosa was very close to become the new teammate of Valentino Rossi. Italian rider would have been along a pilot quieter and less eager to win. Lorenzo chooses this with Dovizioso. Vinales is the new star of the Moto GP. Rossi will have to be careful. However, he will teach a lot to Vinales.
The new key is Espargarò
These are the exact words of Lin Jarvis hearing by MCN. “Negotiations with Pedrosa were at an advanced stage. We were realizing if Maverick wishes to come by Yamaha. He had not signed any preliminary contract. Neither Pedrosa. Our second option. Both had received the endorsement of Rossi. Now the doctor will have a very strong partner. A young who wants to become a great champion.” The latest “key” of the market drivers is Pol Espargaró. The Spaniard has to decide whether riding a KTM. Next year, the Austrian brand will debut in Moto GP. Maybe already in 2016 season with a wild card.