Lorenzo to reassess future

World champion heading for retirement?

WORLD CHAMPION Jorge Lorenzo has suggested his long term future in MotoGP is far from certain. 

Speaking a matter of days after the retirement of Casey Stoner from the sport, Lorenzo had this to say to Italian journalists on the subject of his future career: 'I will race for two more years, then we'll see. At 15 [years old], everything is fun, but then the sport can become routine.'

Lorenzo turned down a projected move to replace early retiree Stoner at Honda, opting to sign for Yamaha for a further two years.

Lorenzo also hinted that the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli last year may have affected his passion for the sport: 'The death of Marco Simoncelli was a blow to us all, and made us think that it can happen to any of us, but we know that the risk is part of the sport.'

The Spaniard is keen to emphasize however that motivation will not be a problem next season, and is positive about the prospect of having seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi as a teammate: 'It's good for Yamaha, Valentino and me, because it will push me to go faster. I've seen Valentino happy; the M1 is an easier bike, I'm sure he will be strong.'

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