MotoGP, Dovizioso arrives at the ‘Last Chance Saloon’ at the Red Bull Ring: "Keep calm and work as we've always done"

"Priority is to regain the feeling with the Desmosedici GP bike.” Petrucci: "If we continue to work hard, our time will come."

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The mere mention of the words Red Bull Ring and you immediately think of Ducati, because the Italian bike is unbeaten on the Austrian track. In the last 4 years no one has ever managed to get ahead of the Desmosedici, but Dovizioso and Petrucci come off the back of a terrible weekend in Jerez. At this point, the Spielberg circuit looks more like a lifeline…

Especially because two consecutive Grands Prix are scheduled and for Andrea it is an opportunity to get back in the race for the title, and perhaps also to sign a contract for next year…

However, there are more than just a few doubts, his idiosyncrasy for the new Michelin rear tyre is well-known and the problem must be solved as soon as possible.

"The Czech GP has shown everyone how difficult it is to make predictions this year,” said Dovi. “Every race has a different story and so, although Ducati has achieved four successes at the Red Bull Ring in the last four years, now we have to think that our priority is to regain the feeling with the Desmosedici GP bike.”

More than a hope it is an obligation…

“It is in difficult times like this that we have to stick together, and I see the next race in Austria as a good opportunity. We have to keep calm and work as we've always done."

 

Danilo Petrucci: "The only goal for the Austrian GP is to improve"

Dovizioso's difficulties are also shared by Danilo Petrucci, with the man from Terni unable to get to grips with the Ducati-Michelin combination.

"The race in Brno was disappointing because, honestly, I thought I would get a better result, especially after the good qualifying on Saturday,” admitted Danilo. “We are struggling to find the feeling with these tyres and have been inconsistent throughout the weekend. We must try to stay positive and work hard to change this dynamic. The only goal I set myself for the Austrian GP is to improve in each session, to get to have good feelings for the race. If we continue to work hard, our time will come."

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