March 20, 2016. Jorge Lorenzo starts his MotoGP title defence as though nothing has changed since he won his third championship at Valencia four months earlier. Flying in the face of new tyres and electronics, the Yamaha rider controls the race from pole position to grab an early, five-point lead.
July 17, 2016. Lorenzo finishes a nearly-lapped 15th at the Sachsenring and heads into the summer break trailing Marc Marquez by almost the equivalent of two race wins in the championship, talking about needing to regain his confidence.
What's gone wrong? That, and the 'when', are tough to pinpoint, such are the unique array of circumstances that have added up to Lorenzo's nightmare during the last month or so.