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Join Date: May 2011
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Doubt Ducati even gave him an option to stay, thatís the thing. Unfortunately time wasnít in his corner and that gas tank came a bit late but they had already opted for Petrucci way before Lorenzo started gaining momentum and also Petrucci per contract from what I understand had a guaranteed factory ride anyways, they were just waiting to see who of the two riders would tank first so they could offer that seat and with Dovi finishing runner up, that was a no brainer.
Petrucci has shown signs of brilliance but yeah I donít see him being up there battling it out with the top guys, heís too inconsistent. Ducati covered their a$$es and itís only a one year deal so he has no choice but to pull something special together and put the season of his life to not loose the seat. Kind of a messed up situation but well beggars canít be choosers.
Also what doesnít offend Lorenzo? He gets butt hurt at everything to be honest so no surprise there. Now he needs to put up the ride of his life against the best on the grid and he will either succeed or fail in a spectacular manner but as weak minded as he is and always finding excuses for his failures instead of admitting it like a man cause his ego is the size of the galaxy, it will take something extremely special to break MM. HRC will cater to MM way before they even glance at Lorenzo and as we all know, he doesnít do well with being number 2 as itís been shown in many different occasions, just hope that another infamous ďpit wallĒ scenario wonít result from this rivalry.
Itís on him to finally grow past his childish mindset and accept he needs to put hard work in to succeed and that things arenít just passed down or handed to him as it used to be and there is a whole new school of talented riders that could see him out of a ride if heís not careful. The mistake he made moving to Ducati was that he wanted the factory to do all the work for him (which Dovi did most of the back breaking work) and not having to adjust himself in any way to the bike, takes two to tango, Ducati not only has put insane R&R funding into making the bike as successful as it is now throughout all these years, they also gave him an insane amount of money because they believed he perhaps had what it took to bring the title home and he refused to do his part. Now in most peopleís eyes it seemed like an easy delivery of a tank from Ducatiís part, however I am sure the head honchos felt that he wasnít willing to meet them halfway and try to attempt to adjust at least in the slightest bit to the bike. He got used to an easy ride at Yamaha in which he didnít have to do squat to ride it, he has to move past that to be able to win again. Heís off to a scorching start without a doubt in pre-season with impressive times although the injuries but guess only time will tell what will go down.
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