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Dovizioso: “We have a chance to stay with them”

Front row for the Italian on the Italian bike in the Italian GP

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) will start his and the Borgo Panigale factory’s home race at Mugello from the front row, after the Italian veteran was also fast on Friday with some good pace shown at the venue.

‘DesmoDovi’ is also the highest placed Ducati on the grid - behind only the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders - and is one step closer to his aim for the GP: getting on the podium in front of Ducati’s home crowd; even hopeful he can keep the pace at the front.

Andrea Dovizioso, P3: “I’m so happy to start on the first row, I didn’t have the feeling to really make a good laptime and get here but all the Ducatis have been working well this weekend and I’m happy about that, I think we can get good results tomorrow. I’m happy how we improved the bike and used the used tyre in FP4, our pace was good and I think we have a chance to stay with them. But it’s a long race and Mugello is not so easy with your physical condition, no one can push 100% to the end so you have to have a strategy. But I’m happy and the laptime we did confirmed what we thought. For us the tyre choice is not so worrying, we just need to be fast from the start to the end. It’s the best weekend for us this year since Qatar.”

Dovizioso: "I have a chance to fight tomorrow"