News 21 Sep 2017

Lorenzo now 'on the right path' heading into Aragon grand prix

Early display at Misano confirms positive direction with Desmosedici GP.

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Ducati Team’s Jorge Lorenzo believes he’s now on the right path with the Desmosedici GP after displaying a promising performance at the previous round in Italy.

The former multi-time world champion was leading the Misano grand prix until a lapse in concentration resulted in a high-side, ultimately denying him of his first victory aboard the Italian machine.

The Spaniard is feeling confident ahead of his home grand prix at Aragon, revealing he has fond memories at the circuit which he plans to capitalise on.

“Pity about my crash in the race at Misano because I had a chance of winning my first race with Ducati,” Lorenzo reflected. “But it was important to take the positive aspects from this situation which can help us to improve.

“I was permanently in the lead of the race again and this confirms that we are on the right path and working in the right direction. Now we come to Aragon, one of the circuits where I feel most at home and where I have good memories, and so I hope to capitalise on the fact that I am racing at home to score a good result. It will be important to be quick right from the off on Friday.”

Lorenzo currently sits ninth the standings as just five rounds remain in the 2017 MotoGP World Championship, with this weekend’s event marking the 14th stop on the calendar.