PAOLO CIABATTI ‘Jorge is learn­ing’

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Du­cati boss Paolo Ciabatti be­lieves that Jorge Lorenzo has fi­nally worked out how to ride the Du­cati Mo­togp ma­chine, and that af­ter nine sea­sons on the Yamaha M1 it was chang­ing this men­tal­ity that has pro­vided the big­gest break­through.

He said: “He didn’t have a good feel­ing in test­ing and he started to mod­ify the er­gonomics, the rid­ing po­si­tion, but that didn’t work so we came back to a more nor­mal Du­cati po­si­tion – and he learned how to ride a dif­fer­ent bike, es­pe­cially us­ing the rear brake much more than he is used to.

“When he came to us he said ‘I could have stayed where I was and been very com­fort­able – but hey, I want a chal­lenge’. We thought it would be a smoother tran­si­tion but it has been harder than ex­pected.”

‘We came back to a Du­cati po­si­tion and he learned how to ride the bike’ PAOLO CIABATTI

If they are this ex­cited about third, just imagine what a win will bring

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