Winner four times in Italy, the Mugello is a circuit that has always been well given to Jorge Lorenzo, who continues to pursue his first victory with Ducati.
The Mallorcan may not continue next season at Ducati but is determined to achieve victories with his current team while he continues to pilot a Desmosedici during the current MotoGP championship.
Jorge Lorenzo achieved his first victory in the Tuscan track in 2006, when he raced in the 250cc category. Already in MotoGP achieved victories in 2012, 2013, 2015 and in his last year with Yamaha, the 2016 season in a tight end of the career, which surpassed the finish line by slipstream Marc Márquez, crossing the finish line 19 thousandths before that of Honda.
“I arrived at the Italian Grand Prix with the maximum hope of achieving a good result that confirms the good line we are working on lately,” explains Lorenzo in the usual previous statement from Ducati.
Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP championship
Jorge Lorenzo led the first laps of the last two races. In Jerez, he did it nine times before being involved in a triple crash with Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa when they were fighting for second place. In Le Mans things were worse, he led the first 12 laps, but then he was gradually overcome by up to six riders.
“We are very close fight for important things, we only need a small step to really be as competitive as we want and believe in Mugello we can get it” appreciates the Spaniard, which seeks a first win with Ducati that frees pressure Carry 23 big prizes without getting it, all with the red bike.
At Le Mans, Jorge Lorenzo and his team found some ergonomic solutions in the position on the bike that was tested with apparent success in the subsequent test performed at the Circuit de Catalunya.
“The Barcelona test was very good and for this race we have something new to improve the ergonomics and I think it can help me to be more consistent during the entire race,” says the #99, who suffered a great physical strain in braking, when having to stop the inertia of the body with the arms making a great effort in the handlebar.
The Spanish hopes that these small arrangements allow him to be competitive throughout the race in a circuit that he has always liked especially.
“Mugello is a special place, it’s among my favorite circuits and I have great memories. I’m ready and eager, “he says.
Jorge Lorenzo was the protagonist on Wednesday of a special event organized by MotoGP.com prior to the Italian Grand Prix. The Ducati pilot has posed with his Ducati in different locations in the city of Venice. Below you can see the images of the MotoGP.com photo shoot.