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Ducati Team head for Spain after Mugello test

Ducati Team head for Spain after Mugello test

The 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship is moving into its decisive phase, with a hectic five round dash to the finish over the next seven weeks and the Ducati Team are looking to continue their progression as the season draws to a close.

Ducati arrive in Spain for this weekend’s Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon off the back of a test on Tuesday (23rd September) at the Mugello circuit in Tuscany.

During the test Andrea Dovizioso, together with his future teammate Andrea Iannone, were able to shake down the ‘evolution’ version of their Desmosedici, called the GP14.2, for the first time. The two Italian riders will continue to test the bike during the Aragon race weekend.

Dovizioso has taken part in every edition of the of Aragon Grand Prix, his best result being a third place in 2012, while Cal Crutchlow’s best finish was a fourth place in 2012 in the three times he has raced at Aragon.

Dovizioso previewed round 14, saying, “Aragon is a strange track, it’s not one of my favourite circuits, but we have been going really well in the last few races this year on tracks with very different characteristics. So I also expect to go well at Aragon, just like we did at Silverstone and above all at Misano, which was a really special race. We are now becoming a more competitive reality and I am very happy with our constant progress.”

Crutchlow added, “I can take some positives to Aragon from being able to ride the bike well again during the weekend and finish the race at Misano. In terms of my riding style, I quite like the circuit, I’ve had some good battles there in the past and results haven’t been too bad. I think the more flowing corners that Aragon has got are a little bit more suited to my style anyway and we know the Ducati is good in the braking zone so hopefully we can benefit in those areas.”

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MotoGP, 2014, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Andrea Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow, Ducati Team

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