Report: Lorenzo considered crew chief switch for MotoGP 2015

Jorge Lorenzo sprays champagne on crew chief Ramon Forcada after winning the MotoGP race at Circuit de Catalunya on June 3, 2012 in Montmelo, Spain.

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Journalist Mathew Birt from British publication MCN has reported that Jorge Lorenzo had apparently approached Casey Stoner’s ex-Crew Chief Cristian Gabbarini about being part of his team for the 2015 season.

This was at a time when there rumors about long-standing crew chief Ramon Forcada leaving Lorenzo’s side in Yamaha. In the end, it was Forcada who signed a contract for a further two years, whilst Gabbarini was given the task of being Jack Miller’s technical guru for his big step up to MotoGP.