It hasn’t been an easy start to the championship for Ducati. Andrea Dovizioso had arrived in Jerez after a collarbone operation and the Spanish track has never been one of his favourites. In spite of everything, things went well in the first weekend, with a podium. The result, however, was not repeated one week later, when Dovi did not go any better than 6th place.
After a few days of rest, he is now looking forward to Brno, a track where he arrives with other expectations, if only for the fact that in 2018 he won and the Rossa scored a 1-2 finish with Lorenzo, while last year he was 2nd at the flag.
It’s a good place to start and prepare for Austria, where Ducati is unbeaten.
"It was good to have a week off to rest, before three consecutive race weekends that will be very challenging for everyone. Brno is a track that will allow us to take advantage of the strengths of our Desmosedici GP bike, but this won't be enough because we will have to start strong immediately since Friday's free practices. In Jerez we worked well, improving day by day and now we have to consolidate what we have learned so far in the next three races. It should also not be as hot as in the two Jerez GPs, and I think that too will be on our side. I have high expectations from this GP."
Danilo Petrucci: "the next 3 GPs will be key to see if we can be competitive on all circuits"
For Danilo Petrucci, the two Jerez races are to be buried and forgotten. The man from Terni had been the protagonist of a bad crash in the tests, the aftermath of which affected his Spanish Grand
"After Jerez, these three GPs will be key to figuring out if we can be competitive on all circuits. I can't wait for the next race in Brno to eliminate the unpleasant feeling left by the crash in Jerez. All the information we collected in the first two races will help us to start this weekend with some clear aspects. Physically I feel good, and I am confident that I can get a good result".