Michele Pirro reminded Jorge Lorenzo that this year he should not try to make the Ducati resemble to Yamaha, as it has been tried in the past – by Valentino Rossi – and with the results (or absence of them) that history shows.
Pirro is still advisor to the Spanish and Andrea Dovizioso. Here is one of the advice he gave to Lorenzo:
– I told Jorge to try to understand the Ducati and not try to turn it into the Yamaha. This has already been tried and did not work! Desmosedici has a unique character and you can be fast if you adapt to the machine, and not the other way around. Whatever the Ducati engineers at Borgo Panigale are trying to get the bike as close to their demands as possible. But he still has a lot to learn before getting to know the bike.