Dovizioso not completely satisfied exiting Qatar test

Italian contender collected ‘interesting’ data throughout testing.

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Andrea Dovizioso admits he’s exiting the MotoGP World Championship test at Losail International Circuit in Qatar not completely satisfied with his Ducati Desmosedici GP19.

Less than ideal conditions on the final day of testing proved challenging for the Mission Winnow Ducati Team rider, finishing 15th on the timesheets, however he believes there’s strong potential after collecting interesting data throughout the three days of on-track action.

“This closing day was complicated a bit by the wind, which didn’t allow to completely follow our program,” Dovizioso explained. “We focused on some aspects and, while we’re not far from our rivals, there is still room for improvement.

“Honestly I can’t say I’m completely satisfied, but I’m also convinced we have strong potential and I’m confident we can have a strong race. We collected plenty of interesting data and it will be important to make the most of it to make sure we’re as ready and competitive as possible in two weeks’ time.”

Dovizioso’s teammate Danilo Petrucci was stronger in the times, winding up ninth, while Australia’s Jack Miller, piloting a Pramac Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP19, was 10th fastest on day three. Round one of MotoGP is scheduled for 10 March at the Losail venue.


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