Ducati Consider Lorenzo Resignation, Promote Spanish Press
By alexbreton 18 Apr 2017 , 3:51pm 57917
( Video above show Lorenzo’s surprising reaction after falling in Argentina )
Jorge Lorenzo may leave the Ducati team later this year, the Spanish press reported
Jorge Lorenzo may leave the Ducati team later this year, the Spanish press reported.
Ducati Consider Lorenzo Resignation – The information comes after the bad performances of Jorge Lorenzo with Ducati. The highest ranked place the rider had on the grid was 18th in the championship with five points and is the worst man to compete with a Ducati motorcycle this year, being beaten even by all satellite riders, from Reale Avintia Racing (Hector Barberá, Loris Baz) , The Pull & Bear Aspar Team (Karel Abraham and Alvaro Bautista) and the OCTO Pramac Racing men (Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci).
The news report that Jorge Lorenzo, despite the words of encouragement of Gigi Dall’Igna, general manager of the team, is in the sights of the anger Ducati leaders. The performance this year and the way he reacted after falling on the first corner at the Termas de Río Hondo, pushing the Desmosedici to the ground, already in the gravel, did not fall well in the bosom of the Italians.
The big problem is the adaptation of the #99 to the Italian motorcycle. Dovizioso, his team-mate with the same machine was fast and in good shape in Qatar … but he has far more experience with the Desmosedici, while Lorenzo has a long way to go with his new GP17.
Farewell Jorge Lorenzo is the option the Spanish newspapers are predicting, but it is certain that this would imply the payment of a damn compensation to the Mallorcan. Still this means that this is an option still on the table.
The 11th place in Qatar and the fall in Argentina left, put the Ducati racing team on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The plan would be to wait three or four months to see how the Spanish evolves. If the results continue in this way, Ducati can even advance with the dismissal of the 2015 champion, having already elected Casey Stoner as a great substitute.
If the departure of the Spaniard from Ducati looks unlikely, Stoner’s full-time entry into the team seems almost impossible.
In any case, one thing is certain: Lorenzo’s performance at the Ducati has defrauded expectations.