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Dovizioso: “I didn’t get a chance to push it to the limit”

Dovizioso: “I didn’t get a chance to push it to the limit”

Andrea Dovizioso was impressed with the 2016 Desmosedici GP despite only managing a handful of laps on the new bike.

The Italian spent most of the day on last years GP15, focusing mainly on set-up work for the new electronics in the morning, consistently lapping at a good pace and gathering useful information for the new bike. After the break, he stepped onto the Desmosedici GP, still with its black fairings, for the first time at around 4.30pm, but after one hour a heavy downpour put an end to the day’s proceedings. Dovizioso managed to set a 2’02.650, which was good enough for 13th, as he completed 40 laps throughout the day.

Day two of the test on Tuesday will see the factory Ducati Team riders joined by the two-time world champion Casey Stoner, who will use the Test Team’s 2015 bike, with the aim of giving further feedback and input.

Testing resumes on Tuesday at 10am local time in Sepang.

Andrea Dovizioso: “I am happy with the good feeling I managed to find right away with the new Desmosedici GP. There are some positive aspects which I picked up on immediately: good handling, better precision in both changes of direction and corner turn-in, and other improvements in the bike’s overall behaviour. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to push it to the limit and set better times, due to the amount of things we had to test today and the conditions towards the end of the session as it began to rain and we couldn’t use the Michelin performance tyres. The important thing was to establish a good feeling with the new bike, and now we have two more days to work and take the Desmosedici GP to the limit.”

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