Dovi Happy With Wet Ducati Debut

Andrea Dovizioso First Ducati Ride Dovi Happy With Wet Ducati Debut

After a much-deserved day off following the season-ending race in Valencia, the MotoGP teams and riders were back at the same Spanish circuit today for the first half of a two-day test. Unfortunately, the session was heavily affected by the weather, as rain and sprinkles fell off and on throughout the day. Nonetheless, Ducati Team riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso both opted to put in considerable track time as they begin their work preparing for the 2013 season.

Eager to try his new Desmosedici for the first time, Dovizioso was one of the first riders out when the track opened at 10:00 a.m., and he managed to turn four laps on slick tyres before the precipitation arrived. He then did his first of several exits on rain tyres, and was joined by Hayden after lunchtime. Both riders then rode in the afternoon with wet setups.

The Ducati Team will be back at the Valencia circuit tomorrow for another day of testing.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) 3rd, 1:39.868, (41 laps)
“I’m happy after my first day, mainly because I have a good feeling with my crew and I had a good lap time in the wet, even compared to the wet times over the weekend. The conditions weren’t ideal for a debut on a new motorcycle, but anyway, it was important for me to do some kilometres on the bike. The Ducati is known for working well in the wet, and I can confirm that, but obviously, we have to try it in the dry. Unfortunately, it looks like the weather tomorrow will be like today.”

Source: Ducati Corse

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4 Responses to “Dovi Happy With Wet Ducati Debut”

  1. So was Rossi! LOL

  2. …he said with a gun to his head with his fingers crossed under the table…

  3. Maybe he is capable of getting the monster under controle. Wish him luck guy’s.

  4. This bike is so ugly!!! Looks like a hayabusa!