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Pedrosa set for Yamaha switch?

Pedrosa set for Yamaha switch?

The MotoGP™ World Championship has been sent into a ‘silly season’ spin after Jorge Lorenzo announced he would move to Ducati for 2017.  British newspaper MCN has continued to report on the rumoured movements within the paddock, their latest report suggesting that Dani Pedrosa could make a shock move to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team. The situation with who is going where and when continues to change but MCN believe that Suzuki have retained the services of Maverick Viñales and Yamaha have turned their attention on the experienced Dani Pedrosa to ride alongside Valentino Rossi in 2017.

Since 2006 Dani Pedrosa has been a stalwart of the Repsol Honda Team, his replacement would have big shoes to fill. Again MCN believe that his replacement could be Cal Crutchlow whose riding style is closer to that of Marc Marquez. Of course there is nothing yet official with only Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo having confirmed their seats for 2017.

Update as of May 7: Major Spanish newspaper El País have given further weight to the rumours, reporting that Pedrosa's move to Yamaha looks almost certain. Who would fill his seat in Repsol Honda remains unknown.

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