Triple MotoGP champion made his Ducati MotoGP debut during the start of post-season testing at Valencia on Tuesday morning.

The Spaniard, a Yamaha rider since his 2008 premier-class debut, is the most high-profile rider to join Ducati since former team-mate Valentino Rossi in 2011.

Lorenzo won four races this season on his way to third in the championship, while Ducati took its first race victories since 2010 courtesy of a win each for Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso.

Yamaha has given Lorenzo permission to test for Ducati at Valencia, but not at a private Jerez test later this month. After Wednesday, Lorenzo will thus have to wait until Sepang at the end of January for his next Desmosedici appearance.


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SoSlo: that gap is only going to get larger as factory honda and yamaha make their usual gains

..he's up to 3rd now. A tenth behind the Yamaha boys.[\blockquote]

Pleasantly surprised! Hope this continues tomorrow for Jorge.