It's been a little over two years since Jorge Lorenzo decided to jump ship from Yamaha to Ducati, and it's hard to argue that it's been anything other than a total failure.
Instant success on a bike so different to the M1 with which he had conquered the world on three occasions was not expected. But few would've predicted that 22 races into Lorenzo's time in red, he would still be win-less for Ducati.
For a rider who has 65 grand prix victories - a figure that puts him fifth on the all-time list behind Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi, Angel Nieto and Mike Hailwood - to have scored just three podium finishes last season is little short of an embarrassment. And, with four races completed so far in 2018, he languishes down in 20th place in the riders' standings, having so far racked up a feeble six points and no top-10 finishes.