Andrea Dovizioso dropped yesterday at Le Mans that both Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller were the two riders that Ducati had in mind to replace his teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Forli made it very clear to reporters that he would have “no problem in case they reach an agreement and Jorge wants to stay“, but he also did not want to be silent when asked about possible candidates to occupy the seat of #99 if the Mallorcan decides to abandon the Ducatist structure on December 31st.
Jorge Lorenzo: “I do not know with whom Dovizioso has spoken about this issue and who has given him that information”
“I’ve never been a rider who gets between other pilots, that vetoes or imposes obligations, I do not like it, it’s not my style,” said the number #04 to the press. “It is logical that I give my opinion since it seems right that Ducati knows what I think is the best, but the final decision is theirs.” At this moment, it seems that the most possible options are Petrucci and Miller, the decision will be theirs. ”
Today, after qualifying MotoGP, Lorenzo has had the opportunity to assess these words of Dovizioso during his press conference with the Spanish media: “I do not know who [Dovizioso] could speak about this issue and who has given him that information, I do not know, I do not care much either, I talk to Gigi [Dall’Igna], I think it is the one that has more importance within the team and that’s it, we try to do better results that make the trust between the two parties more ”
The #99 will start tomorrow Sunday from the sixth position in Le Mans. In spite of having run four tenths below the previous record of the French track, the step forward that his rivals have made during Q2 has not allowed the Spaniard to sneak into the front row tomorrow, although he is positive: “It’s okay, could have been worse but also better, when I saw that the 31.5 was below the circuit record I thought it would be enough to be on the front line, and when I finished I saw that it was sixth, “commented Jorge to the Movistar MotoGP microphones.
“The truth is that they have been very fast, they have been very explosive, not only Johan Zarco but also Petrucci, Marc and those in front, it is a good position, it could be on the third line, so the second line is a good position to start tomorrow the race, because normally I make a good start “, says Lorenzo, who could use a combination of soft rubber bands at the front and rear depending on the temperature of the track:” It is possible that many choose this option of white and soft, it depends on the style of riding, on your bike, the truth is that both tires hold up well until the end, and it will be a question of sensations “.