Petrucci satisfied with factory Ducati base on debut

Italian contender fifth fastest following day two of testing.

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On debut with Ducati Team, Danilo Petrucci has expressed his satisfaction with the base of the Desmosedici GP19 following two days of MotoGP testing in Valencia, Spain.

The Italian explained he tested a number items while remaining consistently quick, and despite not being able to lodge an attempted quick lap, he was still positioned fifth in the standings, just behind former teammate and Australian Jack Miller (Pramac Racing).

“I’m pleased with this second day of tests because we were able to try a lot of things and we were always pretty fast, up near the top of the timesheets,” Petrucci commented.

“I was able to lap consistently with excellent times, even though we didn’t do many tests with different set-ups, and this means that the 2019 bike has a good base. In the end, I only missed out on a quick lap, but I’m very pleased with the way the team is working, with even more engineers helping me, and this made all the difference.”

Testing will continue next week at Jerez in Spain on 28-29 November, marking the final opportunity to ride prior to the winter break.


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