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Ducati men in positive mood ahead of German GP

Ducati men in positive mood ahead of German GP

Ducati men in positive mood ahead of German GP

The Ducati Marlboro Team is fired up for this weekend's German Grand Prix, following Checa's and Capirossi's impressive rides in last Sunday's rain-lashed British GP. Both men were amongst the fastest riders in the Donington race after a difficult two days of dry-weather practice.

"We come to the Sachsenring in positive mood, after our good results at Donington," says Ducati MotoGP manager Livio Suppo. "Maybe we were a little lucky with the weather, but in life you sometimes need a little luck! Bridgestone have proved they have fully competitive rain tyres that work wherever we go, like in China and in Britain." "That's a positive sign of the company's capabilities, which is why we are confident we can obtain similarly consistent dry-weather performance. We are already strong in the dry at some tracks like Mugello, and Bridgestone will bring new spec tyres to the Sachsenring, which proves how hard they are working and makes us very confident for the future."

The Sachsenring is one of MotoGP's tightest, slowest tracks, where easy handling counts for much more than sheer horsepower. "Straight-line speed isn't that important at this track," says Ducati Marlboro Team technical director Corrado Cecchinelli. "What matters is nimble handling and easy turning. Like all tracks, you need a compromise between manoeuvrability and stability, but for the Sachsenring you err on the side of manoeuvrability."


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