2017 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 10, Brno, Czech Republic

1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 154  
2 Maverick VINALES Yamaha 140 -14
3 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 133 -21
4 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 132 -22
5 Dani PEDROSA Honda 123 -31
6 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 88 -66
7 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 77 -77
8 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 75 -79
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 75 -79
10 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 66 -88
11 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 44 -110
12 Jack MILLER Honda 43 -111
13 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 40 -114
14 Scott REDDING Ducati 33 -121
15 Loris BAZ Ducati 31 -123
16 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 28 -126
17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 23 -131
18 Tito RABAT Honda 23 -131
19 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 21 -133
20 Hector BARBERA Ducati 21 -133
21 Alex RINS Suzuki 12 -142
22 Bradley SMITH KTM 8 -146
23 Michele PIRRO Ducati 7 -147
24 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2 -152
25 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 1 -153
Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2017

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Surely Ducati have to throw everything from here on in at Dovi. Lorenzo is a development racer as Rossi was 11/12 within the camp. Abject failures by appropriate proportions, financial loss, result diabolical re investment . They, including Gigi need to get over it now, as of BRNO today. Petrux is Ducati's next big deal unless they can steal Marquez from HRC as Suppo and HRC stole Stoner for 2011. Lorenzo is a silky pit viper like Rossi but he ain't no Scorpion over rough ground like Dovi, Marquez nor Stoner back then.

Dovi leads the Ducati charge, but it's Lorenzo who gets the new bits (fairing, dashboard display, etc).

Based on reported salaries, it's getting harder to understand how Ducati can continue to swallow Lorenzo's poor return on the huge investment made. Both Petrucci and Dovizioso are making him look ordinary and highly over-rated.

Is he worth it? How many Scramblers and MultiStradas do Ducati need to sell to break-even? 

when it has been decided (by one or both sides) that he is not coming back for the next season (e.g. Cal Crutchlow).

Still time to make things work, rather than throwing in the towel one-quarter of the way through.  Besides, it looks like Ducati has other issues to fix first, such as not calling in Lorenzo before the bike is ready, then sending him out on the wrong tires with the wrong suspension settings.

Jorge's not there for his charm, he's there because he's a five-timer. Halfway through the season, how do we write him off? Dovisioso is the first guy to develop into a top rider on the Duc over years. Prior, we saw everything they were or ever would be on the Duc rather immediately.

So, now that Dovi has rewritten the rules, do we wait out some time before thinking a rider cannot win on the Duc? However, there is the small matter of Desire. Dovi's been burning for a long time for that which has already garnered JL the fat paycheck...

if Lorenzo wasnt stuck sitting on his bike for 15 seconds and was able to swap bikes earlier as he wished, he would have finshed way further up the field.  He had great pace in the wet and showed some solid form to charge through to the front.  all things considered, he showed just as good, if not better pace than Dovi this weekend.  Cut him some slack..... at the end of his contract (this or next year) I bet ya he will be faster than Dovi (even though I would love Dovi to win the championship).

Couldn't agree more.

Petrucci was costing Ducati just 200,000 a year. He's got 75 pts.

Lorenzo is costing Ducati around 12,000,000 a year. He's got 66 pts.

Go figure.