GP Catalunya MotoGP 2018 Lorenzo: “Domenicali has promised me the best material until the end”

443/5000 GRAF1168. MONTMELÓ (BARCELONA), 16/06 / 2018.-The Spanish MotoGP rider, Jorge Lorenzo (i), of the Ducati team, followed by the Spaniard Tito Rabat (c), of the Ducati Reale Avintia team, and the Czech Karel Abraham ( d), of the Angel Nieto Team, during the third free practice session of the Grand Prix de Catalunya de Motociclismo which takes place this weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona in Montmeló (Barcelona). EFE / Andreu Dalmau

SPEEDCORNER.NETJorge Lorenzo was radiant after his first pole with Ducati. He admits that he looks strong and ready to go for victory. Also that mentally is full.

A perfect return “The pole has resisted, it tastes good but the best thing is to win the race, I had a lot of patience with the first tire, which was not going well, with the second one I gave everything and an almost perfect lap came out.”

14 years on the front line in Montmeló. “It’s also good luck that it has not rained these years, with rain everything can happen, it was a dry mountain bike, it gives me more time to squeeze in. It’s an important milestone.”

‘Feeling’ with the motorcycle. “The important thing is that we have finally found all the pieces of the puzzle, each time it takes less to feel totally natural with the bike, but it will be difficult to find it from here to Valencia because it is a motorcycle that costs my style. The bike is going to be more docile, we have improved the curve, it is the famous extension in the tank that gives me more consistency in the race and that will help me tomorrow “.

Rivals for the race. “In MotoGP there may be surprises, the Yamaha are not far, Petrucci is close … We were the fastest today and it seems that tomorrow too.”

Better material in Ducati. “It’s not going to happen (having worse pieces) I’m still in contact with Claudio (Domenicali) and he has promised me the best material until the end.” I also spoke with Gigi (Dall’Igna) and he assured me. I’ll have the same bike as Andrea from here to the end. ”

Improvement of its performance. “There will be circuits more adaptable to the Ducati, others to the Yamaha or the Honda, we will arrive at circuits that will crush us, at Sachsenring and Phillip Island we have outstanding accounts from last year, I see the bike more complete than ever and the work done in the last year. and half has paid off. ”

Your state of form “The difficulties that I’ve had this year and a half, both motivation and learning with a bike different from the last eight or nine years, have made me stronger, this will be good for the future.”

Annoyed in Q2. “The back tire was not going, I thought it was a tire with less potential, Cristian told me that there were problems with the heater and maybe it did not heat up well, the left side of the tire was ice. Do not have a fall. ”

Reward to the ‘ducatistas’. “I appreciate your confidence, when things go well it’s easy to praise the pilot, the hard part is to believe in him when he has and a long moment with no results, but I am also sad to leave Ducati, they have treated me very well, I have always been in love of the bike and now that we have a binomial that works … The future looks bright and the past can not be changed, now we have to try to restore confidence to these fans who have supported me and given me podiums and victories. “


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