Ducati MotoGP chief Gigi Dall'Igna has admitted he is not happy with Jorge Lorenzo's MotoGP performance this season but added that Lorenzo himself is equally unhappy but some new parts in the near future could turn things around.
Lorenzo has struggled with his transition from the Yamaha to the Desmosedici - and he isn't the first M1 jockey to struggle on the Desmosedici - and a different chassis tested at Mugello was one that Andrea Dovizioso used at the beginning of the season.
"I'm not happy, Lorenzo is not happy, the Ducastisti is not happy. This is the reality. We have to try to improve the performance of Lorenzo with Ducati," said Dall'Igna, speaking at Imola.
"The frame was not really new as this was the chassis that Dovizioso use from the beginning of the season. We have the possibility to try this new chassis with Dovizoso during the winter test so we do the first race with this chassis and the differences are not huge.
"So we took the decision to not test this with Lorenzo before he will be in a position to evaluate properly the chassis. After Jerez, he is in a position to make this job and we try the chassis also with him.
"Is not something completely different. We have something in mind and we will test something new with Michele in the next month and after that we will see on the results."