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Dovizioso: “Today we did a lot of laps”

Dovizioso: “Today we did a lot of laps”

Andrea Dovizioso made up for lost time by completing more laps than anyone else (88) on the second day of the Phillip island test.

The Italian did not record a lap in the mixed conditions of day one, so wanted to make sure he made the most of the track time on the second day. The factory Ducat Team rider setting a 1’30.142 on his 73rd lap, which was good enough to end the day in 12th. This saw him 1.011s off the pace of Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) at the top of the timesheets as he started to feel more comfortable with the new Michelin tyres.

The final day of testing at Phillip Island kicks off at 9.45am local time on Friday.

Andrea Dovizioso: “Luckily today we had good weather conditions that allowed us to work, and my feeling is positive. I am happy because in the first tests of the year in Malaysia we didn’t put in many laps and also yesterday we were disturbed by the bad weather. Today we did a lot of laps and now I feel comfortable with the Michelin tyres, which is our main objective at this moment. I am able to be constantly fast, but I didn’t go for a really quick one-lap time and that’s why I’m a bit down in the standings. It was in any case a positive day in which we achieved the right feeling and did some tests to better set up the bike and some components. Now we can start on detail work, tomorrow’s weather permitting.”

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MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T2, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team, #AusTest

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