Andrea Dovizioso believes Jorge Lorenzo will be challenging for the MotoGP title in 2018 after a difficult season. The teammate of Lorenzo and MotoGP runner up said “Surely he will fight for the title, he will start as he did last season; fast, but between going fast and winning there is a difference, we will see how he faces this 2018." - Marca

Jorge Lorenzo also has full confidence in himself heading into next season. The Ducati rider said “I am a very honest person and I always say what I think… I think I’m the best you have to think and to achieve success I am a very compete rider, with many strengths, but I also have my weaknesses, but this also applies to Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi." - Marca

Kevin Schwantz, former 500cc world champion, says that Marquez “does incredible things in every round” but warn the Spaniard that he has to be be careful to avoid risks. Schwantz said “He has to find a way to ride strong and at the same time reduce the risk, because one day he can get hurt, maybe it’s just a broken clavicle or something simple, but that will slow you down." - AS

Suzuki rider Alex Rins is full of determination ahead of this season after a difficult start to life in MotoGP. The Spaniard moved to the top tier from Moto2 and has now said “It wasn’t an easy year for me. I had to deal with some delicate moments that were hard to digest… The aim is to fight for the podium every race, I should be ready. Racing in MotoGP is every rider’s dream and I’m proud to do so with a team that has been able to count on champions such as Sheen, Schwantz and Roberts in the past." - GP One