Last 18th of April 2016, Ducati announced that they have reached an agreement with Jorge Lorenzo which will see the Spanish rider take part in the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2017 and 2018.It will be a very hard challenge, but the spaniard pilot is prepared, nobody has doubts about it. After nine seasons in MotoGP™ with Yamaha and three titles, this is a big step for Lorenzo as he aims to join the likes of Rossi, Lawson, Duke, Stoner and Giacomo Agostini in taking premier class titles on two different makes of motorcycle.
Now Lorenzo will be aboard the Ducati Desmosedici GP of the Ducati Team.
And according to the Spanish Press, we are talking about € 12 million from Ducati, each season, against € 9 millions from Yamaha.
There are below the copy of both releases, from the Italian brand and the Japanese one. Both talked very briefly about the end and start of their relationship with Lorenzo: