MotoGP, Dovizioso: “Title not far off, I’m not giving up” with four GPs remaining

"We still have room for improvement, we have to work in the right direction". Petrucci: "I’ll try to find again that path that allowed us to start our good progression after Misano "

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Still 4 more races and 15 points to make up, this is the only maths that interests Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati. To complicate the task, however, is the fact that it is not a challenge between two riders, but a fight between four and this makes it difficult to make calculations.

The solution would be to always be the fastest, but twists and turns form part of the agenda this season. So Mir is now the favourite, Quartararo is coming from an unexpected setback, Vinales continues with his up and down results.

And Dovizioso? His consistency has allowed him to still be in the hunt for the title, but that may not be enough. Aragon on paper should have been a good track for Ducati, but in reality all the Desmosedicis struggled.

In the race, Andrea was the best, but a podium place remained very distant, even for him. Racing on the same track could be an advantage for him.

“Thanks to the experience we made in last Sunday’s race at MotorLand, I think that during the next race weekend we will be able to aim for better results said Dovi a couple of days before the GP of Teruel - Now we have many data at our disposal that we can use to try to understand how to manage the tyre consumption well, which again it will be crucial during the race. We still have room for improvement, and if we work in the right direction, I am sure that we will be more competitive here. Let’s hope to find normal conditions in each session to be able to take full advantage of the track time available starting already on Friday to be ready on Sunday. There are 4 Grands Prix left, and we are not that far from our target. For sure, we won’t give up”.

Last weekend Danilo Petrucci was at the centre of controversy after taking advantage of the slipstream of his teammate in qualifying. In the race, he achieved little however and now he wants to make up for it.

“As we have already seen this year, where there are two consecutive races at the same venue, the results are never the same – declared the man from Terni - We want to improve our performance here compared to the last GP and find again that path that allowed us to start our good progression after Misano. The cool temperatures will once again affect the race weekend, but now we can count on the experience we have from last Sunday to try to manage this Gran Prix better. I am sure that we will be able to fight for better results”.

 

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