Jorge Lorenzo is aiming to ride exactly the same for Ducati as he did during his many years at Yamaha as he strives to bring another world title to the Italian team, their first since now retired Aussie racer, Casey Stoner.
With the Ducati notoriously hard to handle, something that has been displayed by the many different riders who have tried to tame it and win races, many thought Lorenzo may need to change his aggressive riding style in order to stay upright on the Desmosedici.
However, Lorenzo is determined not to change his style aside from a few minor modifications….
"I was convinced that I wasn't going to change my style despite riding a Ducati, and it won't change," Lorenzo told Motorsport.com. "I may modify some small details and evolve, but the bike will not make me change my style. I knew I would adapt to the Ducati, regardless of the bike I'd find. I knew I would adapt quickly to it, but I didn't know how fast. I knew that I would be relatively fast and that I would be comfortable, and so I was."
Lorenzo tested the Ducati in Valencia in November of last year and while he seemed right at home on his new ride, his times were not as fast as Ducati expected.