MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

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Pablo Ciabatti, Ducati Sporting Director says that Jorge Lorenzo was happy with the first-day test. After nine years with Yamaha, the Spaniard joined the Ducati Factory team for the 2017 MotoGP season.

MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

The decision to join the Italian marque raised some questions in the paddock and all over the media. The biggest of them all was, can he manage to adapt to the Desmosedici, which is considered as the most demanding and difficult-to-ride bike in the MotoGP paddock.

MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

But, the three-time MotoGP World Champion stunned everyone yesterday by setting the third fastest time of the day. For understanding the behaviour of the Ducati machine, he went out on the current-spec GP16.

MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

The top two spots were claimed by his Yamaha replacement Maverick Vinales and former teammate Valentino Rossi. Halfway through the test, the Italian legend had a huge crash while testing the 2017 Yamaha M1 and luckily, he was uninjured.

MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

After the test, Ciabatti told the media, "It has not been a shock for Jorge. He had a big smile on his face as he returned to the garage after his first laps. He has relaxed and has realised that the Ducati, while a different bike to Yamaha, is not something from another world.

MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

"The first day of this new adventure has been very positive from both sides. Jorge's feedback is good."

MotoGP Test: Lorenzo Seems Happy With Ducati

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