7. Legacy Building

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Manufacturers tend to idolize and elevate their racing heroes after they retire. Unfortunately for Jorge Lorenzo, no matter what he may accomplish at Yamaha, he’ll be overshadowed by one V. Rossi in company folklore. Assuming he’s successful at Ducati, Jorge will be automatically put on the same pedestal as Casey Stoner as the only two who could tame the Red Beast. And while I don’t know for sure, I’d imagine Lorenzo would get the warm fuzzies should he see a giant picture of him plastered on the side of the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale – a treat reserved for those special riders in Ducati’s eyes.