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Suzuki targets luring Lorenzo from Ducati for 2019

Suzuki is targeting three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo to partner Alex Rins for the 2019 season, Motorsport.com understands. While Rins is all but certain to extend his relationship with Suzuki beyond the end of the year, the Hamamatsu marque is thought to have run out of patience with Andrea Iannone and is searching for a replacement for the Italian. Iannone has failed to live up to his role as Suzuki's lead rider since joining at the start of 2017. He finished 13th in last year's standings, and has also been outperformed this year by Rins, who took the squad's first podium finish since 2016 last weekend in Argentina. Lorenzo has emerged as Suzuki's preferred choice to partner Rins...
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