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Six MotoGP riders who need a big year in 2018

Motorsport.com's team of MotoGP writers examines which riders are most in need of a big season in 2018.  Jorge Lorenzo The Ducati bike's reputation for being difficult – and the prior example of Valentino Rossi's failed two-year stint – meant Lorenzo was always to some extent going to be afforded a mulligan on any first season struggles with the Italian marque. But while 2017 was no write-off, as he'd made clear and tangible progress throughout, Ducati did not pay Lorenzo the kind of money it did to have him play second fiddle to Andrea Dovizioso. The bike made a big step last year, and looks to have improved again – and Lorenzo is now markedly more comfortable on it. That's the good...
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