Jorge Lorenzo faces the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix at a difficult time. The five-time world champion recognizes that, “possibly”, is his most difficult stage since he came to the Ducati Team, but the Circuito of Jerez-Angel Nieto is a track that has given him great joys in the past and wants to revalidate the podium of the year passed so that its price in the transfer market will rise again. Sources of Motorcycle News assure that he has already informed Ducati of its decision to pack, and Suzuki could be the chosen destination.
“Jerez has always been magical for me, and in the last few years I’ve had many good results, many victories, and last year I got my first podium with Ducati,” recalled the #99 during the press conference prior to Jerez.
“It was a difficult start of the season, starting with the problem on the brakes in Qatar, when I was recovering positions, and then difficult races came in. It’s true that they were not particularly good circuits for us, although I hope that in Jerez, which is good for me and for Ducati, seeing the last months, we can change the situation and prove my value, we were really quick in the tests “, detailed the Mallorcan. He was referring to some private tests in which, apparently, Andrea Dovizioso rolled below the record of the Andalusian track.
Regarding his future, Lorenzo is very clear about the situation and the objectives that must be met in the short term: “In this sport, your last result is very important, and mine is not good, I do not think we are in the best position to start to negotiate my future, I’m totally focused on getting a result to increase my value again. ”
The three-time MotoGP also admitted that he suffers more problems with the new GP18 than with the bike of the previous course. “There are positive and negative things”, but “the connection with the motorcycle is not the best” and it has not shown everything that I wanted at the beginning of the campaign. “We’ll see what happens in this circuit, with the new asphalt, it’s a track where I always get good results and I can keep it this year,” concluded the Spaniard, who currently holds the 16th position in the general classification. of MotoGP.