He was released from his two-year Honda contract, without any restrictions on signing for other teams.
Eleven weeks later, he was announced as Yamaha’s test rider. When Yamaha secured a wildcard entry to the Catalunya race, the rumours of a Lorenzo comeback began.
Today, the team confirmed his involvement. “[Jorge Lorenzo] will be riding aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1 as a MotoGP Wild Card at the Catalunya GP,” it said in a Tweet.