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Dovizioso: “We’re ahead with our planning”

Sepang winner ends day two of Valencia test in P3

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ended the second day of the first testing for 2017 in third on the timesheets, feeling good about back-to-back testing with the new 2017 bike. The GP winner used the 2016 bike to compare some changes made, but went fastest on lap 33 of 61 on the 2017 version earlier in the session. ‘DesmoDovi’ will not be on track in Jerez for the next planned test, with the Ducati test team there instead, and now waits for 2017 after a satisfying first taste of the new Ducati.

Andrea Dovizioso (P3): “These two days have been very interesting, because we were able to do some good tests with the new bike, something that in the last few years had never been possible, and so now we are ahead with our planning. We did a back-to-back comparison with the 2016 version at the end of the day to confirm our impressions and to verify that the improvements were effective. Now we can only get better because the new bike allows for a wider range of adjustments and this is the work that we will do next year. For us it was important to go back home with clear ideas and we were able to do this. We confirmed the pace we showed during the race weekend and even though we still have a lot of work to do, I am pleased with our new bike.”