Ducati – Jorge Lorenzo talks with AS about his future. A future that has a big name. Ducati. A major challenge for the 2015 MotoGP World Champion. A future still uncertain about his possible coach. Biaggi or Stoner. A big challenge. He would do better than Stoner and Valentino Rossi.
Many fans are curious to know if Jorge Lorenzo’s driving style can adapt to Ducati. “I understand that there is enough curiosity. I’m also curious. However, I live the present and not think about the future. At the end of the Valencia race I will on my next challenge, but now I’m only thinking about this League, “said Lorenzo. “I am curious of course. Because I’ve always been Yamaha since I arrived in MotoGP. From 2008. Many years. All pilots are always curious to try other bikes. It is normal and natural. The Ducati is a motorcycle that has improved a lot.” said the future Ducati’s rider.
“Especially with the arrival of Gigi Dall’Igna. As I said when my signature was announced, without the figure of Dall’Igna I never changed. We will do very well. The bike will improve year after year. From the outside it looks like a bike that can go very fast with a single pilot. As happened with Stoner. Now, there are more and more drivers that can go fast. So, it’s simpler, more understandable and more competitive. Iannone and Dovizioso do not manage or win regularly, but it is only a matter of time.” added Lorenzo.
Ducati can win also without Winglets
Jorge Lorenzo also speaks of the winglets prohibited by next season. One of the most successful weapons of the Ducati MotoGP. “Ducati began before others with winglets. It has more experience. I believe not only that improve performance and speed, but also the security of having the front wheel on the ground. Especially important when there is no wind.” said the Spaniard. “Ducati was well advanced. Yamaha has followed in his footsteps with wings that give enough support. Instead, the Honda suffered most. So, I don’t know if Honda has strongly influenced this decision. If it was only for security, they would have already been removed.”
If Jorge Lorenzo does win a MotoGP with Ducati, he could enter into the history of the Italian brand. Only statistics for the Yamaha rider. Lorenzo doesn’t give more importance in comparison with Rossi, that was racing a few years ago for the Italian brand. “It’s hard to tell who was the greatest in history. You can be a great driver. Technically, very fast and super complete, but if you don’t have a good bike or your rivals are stronger you can’t win the title.” said Lorenzo. “It’s like in football. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the strongest. However, then you win a European Championship, a World Cup or a Champions League and you can win the Golden Ball without being technically the best.”
Ducati: Jorge Lorenzo + Christian Gabarrini?
Jorge Lorenzo speaks about Christian Gabarrini, which could come with the 2015 World Champion in Ducati. But no confirmation. “He is a great crew chief. It has already been a World Champion. Thanks to him, Casey gave the gas, but the bike had to go right to be a Champion. Everyone wins. Christian was champion with Ducati. So, he knows well the team and the factory. He has experience and he is well-regarded by Ducati. There are several ways and he is one of them. We’ll decide soon.” confirms Lorenzo.
Speaking about the coach Jorge Lorenzo seems to confirm the arrival of Biaggi or Stoner in 2017. “Or one or the other. Not both.”