The 'dream team' moniker commonly used to refer to the pairing of Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo at Honda merely disguises the huge difference between three-time MotoGP champion Lorenzo's actual role and the one he had at previous team Ducati.
Lorenzo's run of form in mid-2016, when Ducati decided to try to prise him away from Yamaha, was diametrically opposite to the circumstances he found himself in this time last year - when the news of his shock switch to Honda emerged.
For Ducati, signing Lorenzo was a key target. At the time he was the current world champion, thanks to pipping Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi amid the drama of 2015. Then and now, Lorenzo is the only person to have beaten Marquez to a MotoGP title.