Well, we have already had our first silly season rumor for the 2008 season, and now the team negotiations seem to be gaining momentum. We had reported last year that Yamaha were interested in World 250 Champion Jorge Lorenzo, and now Autosport.com has further confirmation that Lorenzo is talking to Yamaha for next year. Fiat Yamaha manager Lin Jarvis is trying to downplay the contacts he and Lorenzo have had, but the quantity of smoke emanating from this story seems to suggest that there could well be a bit of a conflagration behind it.
This would leave Yamaha stalwart Colin Edwards without a ride in MotoGP next year. As rumors were very strong last year that the Texas Tornado would go back to World Superbikes, that looks like being his best option for 2008 so far. But there is still a long time to go before contracts are signed in earnest, so anyone keeping lists should only mark them up in pencil for the moment.