Poalo Ciabatti – Ducati could worry about the results of its pilots in the 2017 MotoGP World Championship. Ducati might worry even about the Jorge Lorenzo’s arrival. He is he big bet of the Ducati in 2017. However, positive messages arrive from Italy. “There’s nothing to worry about. Because we are working on the 2017 motorcycle. We’re thinking about Lorenzo’s driving style.” said Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati Sports Director.
After German GP 2016 MotoGP World Championship went on holiday. The next race is the Austrian GP. August 12. Andrea Iannone is eighth in the overall standings. 107 points behind Marc Marquez. The other official rider Andrea Dovizioso is ninth. 111 points behind. “The Desmosedici GP has always worked fine. In the two Spanish races, we had some lack of grip.” said Paolo Ciabatti to Motorsport.
Paolo Ciabatti: “Casey Helps Us”
Ducati develops the motorcycle for Jorge Lorenzo. The Team wants to give to the Spanish a perfect machine. A bike able to win with Lorenzo. Casey Stoner does a great job to develop the Desmosedici GP. So, Ciabatti said. “During the last test at Red Bull Ring, Casey helped a lot with his job. Then, he knows very well our new pilot. ”
It’s true. Jorge Lorenzo praised Australian’s work on more than one occasion. The Australian rider is the eternal candidate for a MotoGP wild card. So, Paolo Ciabatti and Gigi Dall’Igna know that Lorenzo and Stoner could get the most from the Desmosedici in the future. “Jorge is a very fast rider. Then, he has experience. Lorenzo knows the great potential of Ducati motorcycle.” says Ciabatti.
In Austria, the Ducati is the favorite. It concluded the test with good results. Also Andrea Iannone seems to love the track. They must not make mistakes. So, this year the “Red couple” committed many errors. And many races were closed in the wrong way.