The first three rounds of the 2017 MotoGP season were obvious struggles for Jorge Lorenzo and the Ducati Corse team. At Jerez, though, Lorenzo landed the Duc on the third row of the grid in 8th position, right alongside Valentino Rossi in 7th. Throughout the race Lorenzo put in a strong performance, taking the final podium position, and his best result since leaving Yamaha last year. Is this indicative of Lorenzo coming to terms with the Ducati, and a step in the direction of him winning an upcoming round, or more a matter of the struggling Yamahas, and the benefit of being at a Spanish track?