Jorge Lorenzo: Not all the executives at Ducati wanted Marc Marquez


Jorge Lorenzo: Not all the executives at Ducati wanted Marc Marquez
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Although Marc Marquez signed with Ducati, it seems that not everyone within Ducati was in favor of such a thing. Jorge Lorenzo confirmed this in an interview with the media. This great team is worried for two reasons, which must be said to have logic.

“Marc’s arrival is good news for Ducati because they are getting the best rider at zero cost,”- he said, as quoted by! “But it’s also a problem because not all the executives at Ducati wanted Marc.

Gigi Dall’Igna certainly wanted him, since he’s always aiming for the fastest riders. However, there are two aspects that worry us." Although Marquez has not been in great shape for a long time, after the injury and everything that happened, many believe that going to Ducati could be a turning point in his career.

His teammates seem to be afraid that the Spaniard could dominate in the next season. “The first is losing Marc after only one year, because he’d then take all the knowledge that he acquired with him. The second is that he can beat Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin.

I think he’s going to win a lot of races next year. I don’t know if he can fight for the title but, if I had to bet, I’d bet on him”.

Jorge Lorenzo on Gigi Dall'Igna

Lorenzo was not as great in Ducati as his former teammate Andrea Dovizioso.

Jorge also had words of praise for Ducati Corse General Manager, Gigi Dall'Igna. He created a bike ready for big things. “I knew Gigi could do it,” Lorenzo said talking about Ducati Corse General Manager. “He’s stubborn and, technologically, he’s a step ahead of everyone.

In fact, he’s always created the best bike among the 125cc, Superbike and MotoGP. It’s precisely for that reason that I decided to leave Yamaha for Ducati, because I knew it would become the best bike." In addition to Gigi, Ducati had a team with quality and knowledge.

“They would probably have created it without me, but with me “Dall’Igna accelerated that process in creating a bike that was more complete and easier for all riders to ride. When I arrived at Ducati, the bike had great power and advanced aerodynamics, but I made him understand that rideability was also needed. Today, the Desmosedici goes a great distance and the riders are fast”.

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