New World Champion Marc Marquez told a Spanish radio station he wouldn't oppose his Repsol Honda bosses trying to sign Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo for the 2015 season and beyond, forming a superteam of World Champions at peak powers.
Lorenzo also is open to that prospect.
"I will try to improve more, train more and increase my level of riding," Lorenzo said Thursday at a sponsor function in Spain. "But the bike is obviously very important, and hopefully Yamaha works much as it always has done and we will have new pieces that will allow us to fight with even more options with the Honda.
"I would like to end up being a Yamaha rider, but I also want the bike more competitive. Now that is not Yamaha. We have to improve a lot."
The last time Lorenzo signed with Yamaha he said afterward that he believed in hindsight he may have signed too quickly and not truly eventuated all of the options on the table.
On the positive side, what Lorenzo has at Yamaha now is a clear position as the "A" rider for the Yamaha factory.