Lorenzo sure 'difficult moment' will pass
21 April 2017 – Jorge Lorenzo says he is sure that the "difficult moment" he is experiencing will pass in the near future, following a tough start to his Ducati career.
Lorenzo, who switched from Yamaha over the winter, finished only 11th in Qatar, after a mistake on the first lap, and crashed out in Argentina, having qualified 16th.
He thus holds 18th in the standings, 45 points adrift of leader Maverick Viñales, who took his place at Yamaha and won the first two rounds of 2017.
However, ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Lorenzo expressed confidence that he will soon enjoy an upturn in fortunes.
"Finally we have arrived at Austin, and I just couldn't wait to get here after my crash at Termas de Río Hondo," Lorenzo commented.
"I don't want to think about what happened in Argentina anymore, and even though the results up until now haven't gone our way, I think we are on the right track to improve.
"Unfortunately for one reason or another, I haven't been able to demonstrate this.
"Austin is a great circuit, one where I have never won, but Ducati here has always been competitive and has been on the podium in the last three years.
"It's a good track to keep on developing the Desmosedici and adapting my riding style.
"We are all optimistic, we're working well together and I'm sure this difficult moment will be over soon."
Lorenzo's team-mate, Andrea Dovizioso, sits third in the standings on 20 points.