8. Money

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The opening lyrics of Wu-Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M. go: “Cash rules everything around me” (hence the song title. Get it?) In Jorge Lorenzo’s case, the rumor mill is throwing about numbers of Ducati spending upwards of 15 million Euros a year to lure the Spaniard. That much cheese could be enough to rule everything around J-Lo. Lorenzo has never seemed like one who’d value a payday over a championship-winning motorcycle, but having a little extra cash in his pocket surely wouldn’t hurt in the event the 2017 (and 2018) Ducati turns out to be a dud.