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Rossi weighs in on Lorenzo’s Ducati move

Rossi weighs in on Lorenzo’s Ducati move

Jorge Lorenzo isn’t the first Yamaha rider to make the change to Ducati machinery, Valentino Rossi having made the same jump in 2011.

The start of the 2016 season has seen three incredible races, but the build up to the Spanish GP saw Jorge Lorenzo steal headlines. Just ahead of the fourth round of the year it was announced Lorenzo would make the jump to Ducati in 2017, since then everyone has been wondering how the triple MotoGP™ Champion will go. Riders and expert analysts have all been voicing their opinions on the move, but who knows the challenges of switching to Ducati more than Valentino Rossi?

Rossi’s pre-race press debrief was filled with questions about his teammate's move: “Difficult to say for me, but more or less the same. Different moment in terms of time because I’m older but it’s similar in terms of moment in our careers. Looks like that the Ducati in the last two years has improved a lot and is a competitive bike, it’s for sure very different to Yamaha. I know the skills of Lorenzo to ride and I think that he will be competitive with Ducati.”

MotoGP, 2016, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE ESPAÑA, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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