Everyone was expecting Jorge Lorenzo’s comeback today during the last day of Shakedown in Sepang and the Spaniard actually did it riding his “new” M1 once again speaking also with Fabio Quartararo, next Yamaha Factory Rider in 2021. Anyway, this is not even the biggest news we have for today as long as there is a rumor concerning Lorenzo’s comeback to racing in 2020, with a wild card planned for Catalunya.
Yamaha did not plan wild cards during the season apparently, but Iwata’s Team said also that they would be ready to give a wild card to Jorge Lorenzo to compete again in the World Championship. This is not a sure thing, but it seems that the Spaniard has two wild cards to use in his contract as Test Rider, and Yamaha made a proposal to IRTA to use the first one for Catalunya, with the Catalan GP planned for 7th June.
The name of the rider has not been done, but it is really easy to think about it. Jorge Lorenzo would so make an immediate comeback to racing after the announcement of his retirement and it could be really interesting. In case Lorenzo will race in Catalunya, it will be the first rider to race after being nominated MotoGP Legend, as long as the 5 Time World Champion will be proclaimed MotoGP Legend during the Spanish GP in Jerez.