It will be interesting to see what Lorenzo does with the Ducati. I wonder if he got a pay raise. I think he should've stayed at Yamaha.
MM will win the title this year. He will win 8 out of the next 10
Lorenzo is going for PRIMARILY the money. Deep pockets by Philip-Morris and Audi, that Movistar and Monster can't hope to match.
It remains to be seen if he can ride the Ducati, which, albeit very much improved over the last 2 years with Gigi's influence....is not as close a match for his unique riding style.
I suspect his natural talent will make him competitive from the word go. Perhaps not MM competitive, but certainly Rossi competitive.
And there's no-one really else in it....
I suspect that MM will dominate much of this season, with Lolly coming back in the latter half with his preferred tracks. I give Lolly the best odds at winning the Championship again, this year. He remains the most complete overall rider, IMO....as I've said so many times.
But perhaps Rossi will continue to be a threat again. It takes only a single problem from any of them to change the situation.
This must be Danni's last year. Feel sorry for the little guy. Always the second stringer, yet such a tough little dude, and he's really changed my view of him over the years.