Jorge Lorenzo – Jorge Lorenzo shouldn’t “think too much” when it comes to getting the best out of his new Ducati MotoGP bike, according to his predecessor Andrea Iannone.
If there is an authoritative voice to diagnose the difficulties that three-time top class champion Lorenzo is experiencing on his arrival at Ducati. It’s Iannone. The Italian was a Ducati factory rider for the last two seasons. In 2013 and 2014, he also raced the satellite Pramac bike. And so in 2013 and 2014 he raced the satellite Pramac motorcycle also. Few know the strengths and weaknesses of the latest Desmosedici better than of the latest Desmosedici better than Iannone. The Italian rider is now trying to adapt his style to the Suzuki as quickly as possible after joining the Japanese team over the winter.
Theoretically, the GSX-RR should be more submissive and less demanding than Ducati was riding for the last four years. Iannone’s transition from Ducati to Suzuki is going more smoothly than Lorenzo’s switch from Yamaha to Ducati. So, the difference has been clearly reflected by the time sheets during winter testing. So, the time sheets during winter testing reflects the difference clearly.
Jorge Lorenzo and the Last Test
During the last test held at Phillip Island, Jorge Lorenzo finished quite far from the fastest riders in terms of lap times, eight tenths of a second behind Maverick Vinales after three days of running. In a week’s time, both Lorenzo and Iannone will see each other|one another again. Both Lorenzo and Iannone will again see each other, this time in Qatar, for the last official test ahead of the opening round of the season, again at Losail on March 26th.
“Ducati is a bike that needs to be a completely different style”
“To adapt yourself to the Ducati is a big task. Because it’s a bike that needs to be a completely different style,” Iannone explained to Motorsport.com. “It has become easier in recent years. The bike demands a particular riding style. But it additionally gets the potential to be competitive. But it has the potential to be competitive. You just have to find out how to make the most of it.”
“You must adapt yourself as soon as possible to the new situation”
“The question is around the time you spend riding the same machine, as with Jorge’s case with Yamaha. Then jumping on a different bike demands a radical change in terms of riding style. That forces you to think about it. And if you have to think too much when riding, then you’re not so fast.” he added: “You must adapt yourself as soon as possible to the new situation to do things instinctively. As they used to come with your previous machine. If your instinct makes you ride as you used to. Then, you’re missing out on|passing up on a lot of improvements.“