MotoGP Argentina: Jorge Lorenzo “Should I calm down? Maybe Dall’Igna is right…”

The start of Argentina GP is getting closer and closer and the tension between Jorge Lorenzo and Ducati keeps being an important topic. Thursday 5th April, through an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna had asked Jorge Lorenzo to “be a bit calmer” and confirmed he had a fight with Jorge at the previous Qatar GP. Here’s the reply of the Spanish rider.

LORENZO – “I respect his opinion and maybe he (Luigi Dall’Igna, ed.) is right” Jorge Lorenzo said. “But I don’t agree. There are many little things to work on to be in the front and I’m trying to improve what depends on me. In the past I proved that I can win even 4 races in a row, but now I have to ride a motorcycle on which I don’t feel comfortable yet. But I don’t give up. Physically I’m strong and mentally I’m perfect”.

DEBON – Jorge also talked about the chance to extend his deal with Ducati. “I said I would like to end my racing career in Ducati, but in MotoGP everything can happen. At the moment I’m just focusing on being fast”. By contrast, he didn’t say a lot about why he and Alex Debon parted ways: “I’d rather not talk about it. There’s not much to say”.

CIABATTI – After Dall’Igna and Jorge, also Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director) talked about the negotiations between Ducati and Lorenzo. “We just want that Jorge finds again the peace of mind and confidence he had in the last part of 2017. Then we’ll see whether we can success together: if he doesn’t win and doesn’t want to stay, we will agree. These two races will be crucial for it”. Very clear the opinion of Lorenzo’s team-mate, Andrea Dovizioso: “Lorenzo? I wouldn’t be surprised, if he left Ducati…”

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