Spain’s Pol Espargaro has admitted to being offered a works HRC MotoGP contract for next season but stopped short of saying he has signed it.
The current KTM number one is thought to have already done the deal but said he has a deal from KTM to consider and also another factory - which could be Aprilia or Ducati - is in the mix.
“Nothing for sure official, at the moment. The situation in MotoGP is that there are some seats and I have a contract until the end of this year, so the MotoGP factories are asking riders and I am free to listen to what they offer,” said Espargaro.
“It is a good situation when you are in a factory, with KTM, a big name and a big factory fighting for something interesting at the end of the year with a bike project on my shoulders, then having some other offers.
“It is a dream offer to have two factories on the table with an offer. Also, there are other factories in the game, so we are talking with all of them.
“I don’t know what is going to happen, or the future but the situation is good for my side, I’ve done a good season last year and we have improved a lot.”
Espargaro believes that almost everyone on the current MotoGP grid would want an RCV if the had the opportunity.
“I think Honda is the bike most of the grid wants. This is something clear, everyone wants this bike and everyone can want a Ducati Factory bike, those are the two best bikes on the grid at the moment.
“For sure, I would like to go to one of them but I also need to see what the situation is with KTM and what we can do. For that reason, I say it is really early but who doesn’t want to go to these two bikes at the end, it is the dream bikes to fight for the title. “