The logo of discord. It is the new controversy between Lorenzo and Yamaha. The Japanese factory didn’t like that, contrary to the Lorenzo’s contract, the pilot tried the new bike in Valencia with the Ducati’s logo on the fender.
The Logo of Discord is an image damage. Lin Jarvis thinks so. There are strong economic interests at stake. “We are going to use Jorge even after the last race for promotional purposes. We must not consider only the Yamaha. But also sponsors and partners.” said Jarvis two weeks ago. We want to remember that Yamaha had already banned the Spanish rider to try his new bike in Jerez. Next 23 and 24 November.
Ducati removed the Logo of Discord during the second Test Day
The controversy was resolved quickly during the second day of tests. Ducati removed the logo of discord from the Lorenzo’s bike. A simple magic trick, which avoided diplomatic trouble. The Italian manufacturer apologized for the “mistake”. “It was our mistake that we solved in the second day of practice. We had put our logo. But now everything is solved.” said Davide Tardozzi. The Spaniard will be totally free from 1th January 2017. So, still a month and a half before Lorenzo becomes the new Ducati rider.
Lorenzo likes the Ducati’s work
Jorge Lorenzo lived his first two days as a Ducati rider in Valencia. But he can’t talk about it. Because he is under contract with Yamaha until 31 December. However, Gigi Dall’Igna spoke for him. “I’m very happy for the positive comments of Jorge Lorenzo. And for the sensations that he had on the bike. There are not only positive things. However, also negative on which we try to improve. His impression about our project is positive.” With regard to the work done by the Yamaha pilot, Dall’Igna explained that he focused primarily on the choice of material for the new Ducati’s bike.