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Francesco Guidotti marks his Octo Pramac Racing Team

Francesco Guidotti marks his Octo Pramac Racing Team

Francesco Guidotti, Octo Pramac Racing Team Manager, rates the performance of the team and his riders during the 2015 season.

After one of the most hard fought and entertaining MotoGP™ seasons in the history of the World Championship, here are the marks out of ten given for the 2015 season and the recent Valencia test by Guidotti.

Team – 8/10
“We got a fantastic podium and were able to stay consistently in the Top 10 with at least one of the two riders. That’s why the mark can only be high. We realized since the winter tests that the overall level would be much higher as the competition for the Top 10 would grow so much. In light of this, being able to achieve these results gives us even more satisfaction. The podium at Silverstone made this season special. I am sure that the harmony between the two working groups and the constant support of Ducati has helped to achieve these results by creating a serene and stimulating atmosphere since the early days.”

Danilo Petrucci - 8.5/10
“He has reached soon the competitiveness that would be expected later in the season. He has shown great ability to adapt to the new type of bike and to teamwork, and it was this that allowed him to find great speed in both in race pace and in lap time. Surely the determination that led him to MotoGP helped him also in this season, in which it was important for him to prove he can compete at the highest levels. Then we can’t forget that he is able to finish ahead of some factory riders in many GP’s and also in the final standings.”

Yonny Hernandez - 6.5
“He started great in Qatar where he managed to stay for many laps with the leading group, having started from the second row. Then three difficult GP’s followed, which were characterized by a technical problem (Argentina) and crashes (Austin and Barcelona). These slowed him down in the first part of the season limiting the growth we were expecting from him. Yonny had to handle a position in the standings that he did not expect to have and this has probably cracked his determination. Then he failed to apply consistently in the race the good speed he had shown in qualifying, where he was often a protagonist.”

Valencia Test
“It's impossible to give a mark, but the feelings have been very good, both off and on the track. After only one day of testing Scott was feeling like he worked with us for months. The test result is not very indicative because the conditions were not the same for everyone: some did not use the 2016 electronic, some others lapped with the 2015 bike, while the new tires have yet to be fully understood by the riders. Danilo worked hard to understand the new tires as well as the behavior of the bike that he has tested for the first time in Valencia. The new electronics did not impress him particularly, so he preferred to work with the appropriate caution. Scott was very motivated, as he had been waiting for this change. We have to spend a few more days on the track to have a better idea. The test in Jerez will give us a clearer indication.”

MotoGP, 2015, Yonny Hernandez, Danilo Petrucci, Octo Pramac Racing

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