Sometimes sensations are more important than lap times during testing, but when the two things come together it's even better. In this way, Lorenzo, 4th at Brno, can breathe a sigh of relief and look to the future with greater optimism.
“With the medium tyres I set the same time as I did in qualifying with the soft - he points out - I can head to Austria satisfied, the new fairing gives me more confidence through the turns and its advantages outweigh the disadvantages”.
Dovizioso and Petrucci are not quite as convinced as the Majorcan.
“I know, Andrea tested it today and had a few doubts - he said - Riding style counts for a lot and mine has improved as a result. Basically, it makes the bike more stable even if you lose something in terms of top speed”.
Jorge is pleased with the way Ducati is working.
“This is the first big change made to the bike this season, up to now it was all details - he continues - I also think it's only the first step, there is still room to improve in terms of the aerodynamics. More load gives me more confidence at the front, I'm faster and more consistent”.
Lorenzo also tested the new front tyres brought by Michelin.
“No great difference, but overall I find them slightly worse than the current ones", he closes.