SPEEDCORNER.NET – Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said that Jorge Lorenzo’s first win at the Italian Mugello race last week was something extraordinary, but sad that Lorenzo should take a long time to tame the Ducati bike.
Now Lorenzo has agreed a two-year contract with Repsol Honda which means Ducati will see Lorenzo riding Honda’s RC213V bike after just two seasons with Ducati.
The first year Lorenzo with Ducati is not something easy to adapt, because previously he was always with Yamaha for his career in MotoGP.
Previously Lorenzo ever issued a statment that he believes will be able to compete in the front row if Ducati want to make modifications and changes to the bike like what he asked for.
The changes in question are like a new frame and a change of tank shape, but Ducati late gives what Lorenzo wants. New frames arrive at Jerez, while new tank changes can be used in Mugello MotoGP yesterday.
Evidently with these changes Lorenzo can achieve maximum results such as the race at Mugello which he won the race.
With Lorenzo’s departure to Repsol Honda starting next season, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali thanked the Spaniard for his efforts so far. But sad because Lorenzo too long to adapt, because the main purpose of ducati is to want Lorenzo become Stoner successor who is able to bring Ducati for world champion.
“I would like to thank Jorge Lorenzo for all the efforts and commitments he has made during his time as a Ducati rider and especially for his remarkable victory last Sunday at Mugello,” Domenicali said. “It will be recorded in history as one of the legendary racing achievements of our company”
Although Lorenzo has officially left Ducati starting next season, but Claudio insists that he will continue to support Lorenzo completely in the rest of the race this season.
“Jorge is a great champion, capable of great accomplishments, and although it’s sad that he needs a long time to adapt to our bikes, but we will continue to do our best to keep him always ahead and to win in the rest of the round season and fought for the world title alongside team-mate Andrea Dovizioso.
If Ducati knew if Lorenzo would win at Mugello, of course Ducati would retain Lorenzo, but unfortunately Ducati’s decision not to continue the Lorenzo contract made before the race at Mugello began