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May 3rd, 2016, 07:00 AM   #551
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May 20th, 2016, 12:48 AM   #553
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Lorenzo comments on his new team mate, crash goes into meltdown.

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Jorge Lorenzo insists he would have been happy to work with either Andrea Dovizioso or Andrea Iannone at Ducati next season.

Earlier this week the Italian factory announced that Dovizioso had been retained to partner new signing Lorenzo, with Iannone later confirmed as moving to Suzuki.

“Lot of [rider] movement during the last three or four days. I think it's good to have Dovizioso as a team-mate. For me he has always been a very clever guy, very logical and I hear that he is very good in testing the bike,” said Lorenzo, the reigning world champion and 2016 points leader.

“But obviously for me it would also be okay if Iannone stayed on the team. He is very fast and his riding is very similar, so for me both them were good team-mates, but was the decision of Ducati. I will be more conscious of it in seven-eight months. Now I have Rossi as team-mate. We are at Yamaha and a long way to finish this championship.”

Lorenzo was speaking on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, an event he has won four times in the last five years and been on the podium every year since 2009.

“There are tracks where you can find more you limits, or take advantage of your strong points. Mugello is one of these. It's probably my favourite track. Where I get the best results in the last six-seven years,” he said.

“The surface, layout of the track is also my favourites. Not just results. The corners, chicane and braking points make this track more helpful for me.”

Lorenzo's second victory of the season last time at Le Mans put him five points clear of Honda's Marc Marquez at the head of the world championship standings.
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What's the bet someone makes a claim on here that Lorenzo just wanted the team mate less likely to challenge him?
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I think this could hurt Jorge's move to Ducati a lot, Ramon has been the genius of that side of the garage in all the success's, now he's decided to stay and work with Maverick which imo will make Jorge's chances of winning a lot harder. I wonder if he already decided that the Ducati is still a lost cause.
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I think this could hurt Jorge's move to Ducati a lot, Ramon has been the genius of that side of the garage in all the success's, now he's decided to stay and work with Maverick which imo will make Jorge's chances of winning a lot harder. I wonder if he already decided that the Ducati is still a lost cause.
MotoGP News - MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo?s crew chief to stay at Yamaha, with Vinales

All depends, as sometimes a change is as good as a holiday and whilst Forcada has a lot to offer, that does not mean that he is irreplaceable (ask Rossi who has not gone backwards in results after replacing J

There were also stories doing the rounds that JL and Forcada had a fallout of sorts as well so there is likely more to the story (although the usual suspects in some places put it all down to personality, not you btw)

Personally, I sometimes wonder if moving with your entire team to a new challenge is the best option as whilst it takes the familiarity of language, communication and faces, does it bring new ideas?

IMO, I have no doubt that JL will struggle but expect him to do better than many expect (or should that be hope?)
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All depends, as sometimes a change is as good as a holiday and whilst Forcada has a lot to offer, that does not mean that he is irreplaceable (ask Rossi who has not gone backwards in results after replacing J

There were also stories doing the rounds that JL and Forcada had a fallout of sorts as well so there is likely more to the story (although the usual suspects in some places put it all down to personality, not you btw)

Personally, I sometimes wonder if moving with your entire team to a new challenge is the best option as whilst it takes the familiarity of language, communication and faces, does it bring new ideas?

IMO, I have no doubt that JL will struggle but expect him to do better than many expect (or should that be hope?)
I suppose he will inherit Iannone's suspension tech, which could be advantageous in having a certain familiarity with the Duke, whether Lorenzo's riding style will be accommodated is the big question.
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