MotoGP, Dovizioso: “In Austria Marquez will be stronger than 2017”

Lorenzo: “The Red Bull Ring is the ideal track for the Ducati, but the weather will be key come Sunday”


The Red Bull Ring, a stronghold for Ducati. Following on from wins for Iannone and Dovizioso, the red team looks to do the triple in Austria. It appears to have all it needs, particularly in light of Dovizioso's win in the Czech Republic.

The Italian wants to start from where he left off at Brno: “I’m very pleased to race immediately again in Austria, because for us the Red Bull Ring is a very favourable track and so I’m sure we’ll also be competitive here. I expect to see Marc and our other rivals stronger than last year so it’s not going to be easy to repeat the win, but I have to admit that it wasn’t easy to win last year either.

Andrea goes on to say: “The Red Bull Ring is a bit of a strange track, but I expect that the aerodynamic solutions we adopted at Brno will also work here, and especially at the remaining circuits in the second half of the season.”

Jorge Lorenzo is keen to take on the next challenge: “For us to arrive in Austria after the 1-2 in Brno is fantastic and there couldn’t be a better scenario for Ducati. If I had to indicate an ideal circuit for the Desmosedici, I’d probably chose the Red Bull Ring because our bike adapts very well to this track, which has a lot of acceleration points and heavy braking areas, and it’s here that we can make all the difference so I’m very confident for this GP."

#99 is very clear, but is also keeping his feet firmly on the ground: “I’m really motivated to get some great results but, even though everyone says we are favourites for the victory, we’ll have to see how the weekend goes because the weather will be changeable and it could also be a determining factor for the race​​​​​​​."


Translated by Heather Watson

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