News 26 Feb 2020
Dovizioso insists ‘room for improvement’ following Qatar outing
Race simulation the most positive aspect for the Italian.
Mission Winnow Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso insists there’s still room for improvement with the Desmosedici GP20 after MotoGP testing wrapped up at Qatar this week.
The Italian ace found himself towards the middle of the field over the three days, going 11-8-10 on the timesheets while endeavouring to understand his 2020 set-up.
Despite acknowledging the desire to achieve more, the 2019 runner-up is still satisfied with the developments made – the number 04 indicating the race simulation was the most positive aspect from the test.
“I am really satisfied with the work done today,” Dovizioso stated. “We were able to try different set-ups that helped us understand that we still have some room left for improvement. The most positive aspect of today was the race simulation.
“With used tyres, I was able to cover the race distance without problems. On top of that, I did a few laps behind Danilo, which helped me to understand how to manage better the tyres.
“My race pace is good, and I am sure that if we can be fast as the front guys, then we will be able to fight for the top positions during the race weekend.”
The 2020 MotoGP World Championship fires into action on 8 March at Qatar.