He had enough opportunity last season to sit behind the Ducs and see the strong and weak points of the chassis and I bet he can't wait to exploit all of that horsepower! When he is hooked up there is no one faster. It should be an interesting lead pack with Vinales, Lorenzo, and Rossi all on strong bikes, they better pray that Honda doesn't give Marquez more exit grip or else I think he will walk away with it.
Does anyone think Ducati will have a problem without those wings next year? That coupled with Lorenzo being new to the bike seems like a bit of an uphill battle. I think this coming year may be more of a "figure it out" kinda deal, at least in the beginning.
Ducati has a V4 in MotoGP.
The winglets are forbidden for next season, but some think Ducati is going to come up with a wider fairing that will incorporate some kind of internal wings, that is why they were testing the '17 bike with the winglets still on. Who knows, also could be to help Lorenzo get used to the front grip that is different to Yamaha, baby steps.
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