Yamaha in 'tentative' talks with Lorenzo

Yamaha team boss Lin Jarvis has said that he has been in touch with current 250cc champion Jorge Lorenzo regarding his step up to MotoGP in the future

Yamaha in 'tentative' talks with Lorenzo

The Spaniard has remained in the 250cc class for this year, and he has comfortably won the first two races of the season.

"From a casual point of view we've had some tentative chats," said Jarvis. "Remember that when Yamaha were sponsored by Altadis (Gauloises/Fortuna) so too was Lorenzo so of course we met."

Colin Edwards is in the final year of his current contract with Yamaha, and the team will soon be faced with making a choice between the experienced American, or a younger rider to groom alongside Valentino Rossi, who is contracted until the end of 2008.

Jarvis added that the team were looking towards the future, and there are other riders on his radar along with Lorenzo.

"Lorenzo is one of the interesting riders and we're looking towards the future," he said.

"Getting a feel of the riders market is always in our interest. We also know Andrea Dovizioso from 250 so we're well aware of who's out there."

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