MotoGP Lorenzo: “In Ducati to win, even against the clock”

Just started the new adventure on the “red”, the Spanish champion (Tissot ambassador) talks about goals and opponents

Elimination of aerodynamic fins, the intermediate rubber rain and limit to two hulls: if the technical innovations of the MotoGP World

Championship in 2017 are minimal, those that concern the team revolutionize the starting grid.

In addition to the debut of the Red Bull KTM rider Jonas Folger and Sam Lowes, Alex Rins and Johann Zarco, the stable exchange rate

between star players make this super exciting season.

Andrea Iannone has passed from Ducati to Suzuki Ecstar replacing Maverick Viñales, now in the box Movistar Yamaha with Valentino

Rossi and, twist, Jorge Lorenzo runs for the Borgo Panigale factory, after 9 years and 3 titles won on the Yamaha.

Who knows whether it is for this courageous decision Tissot, timekeeper of the World Championship, he enlisted as a testimonial.

Not only that, has realized the Tissot T-Race Jorge Lorenzo Limited Edition 2017. Sold in a box in the shape of a helmet, the clock has

counters that are inspired by the dashboard, while the buttons reminiscent of the platforms, the nut draws the disc of brake and the strap

carries the tread grooves.

“I chose the graphics of my race number, 99, and my name appearing screen printed on the back. More color: red is the symbol of Ducati,

“said the Spanish champion, born in 1987.

That concludes by launching a challenge:” This quartz chronograph measures time to the tenth of a second. I will try to beat him too. ”

On the track who your first opponent?
“The” enemy “is always the number one team-mate, before Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso now. To aspire to great results, I know that

I have to reach the level of Andrea and will not be easy: now has experience on the Desmosedici, the leadership in 2013, and is in excellent

physical and mental condition, as demonstrated by the second place in Qatar. ”

What is the most complete rider in the paddock, in your opinion?
“No one, each of the top riders have unique qualities. The perfect pilot should have the aggressiveness of Marc Márquez, improvisation

Rossi, the resourcefulness of Viñales, clean style of Dani Pedrosa and constancy “Dovi”. I? I keep out. ”

What I made you want to leave the best bike for someone who has won only one title, in 2007?
“Just the idea to be the one to bring it to the summit. From Ducati I had received a proposal for a decinda of years ago and I did not feel

ready to risk. Forte dei won five World Championships (between 250 and MotoGP, ed), I now have full confidence in myself. The talent I

do not miss nor the dedication to work with the engineers also up 13 hours a day. ”

What is your relationship with Casey Stoner, test luxury of “red”?
“Great, I hear it often: nesssuno better than he can give me advice on driving technique, he was the only one to win a World Cup with this

bike and riding is still a phenomenon. Shame not to have convinced him to follow me in all stages of the circuit; on the other hand he

supports me his crew chief, Cristian Gabarrini. ”

A short compirai 30 years and you’ve already taken a lot of satisfaction: think of running long?
“I do not know, I will continue until I’ll enjoy. However, I see Nico Rosberg, who retired at age 31, just won the World Cup: after a lifetime

to run for circuits, we dream all a bit ‘of tranquility. “