Andrea Dovizioso fastest on 2nd day at #Qatartest
Andrea Dovizioso tops the sheet at Qatar test session 2 setting best time of the day in 1:54.907 on his 33rd lap. Andrea Iannone was also very fast and finished the day in third place with his best time on lap 16 in 1:55.104 just 0.013s behind Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda Team.
Both riders experimented the new improved Ducati Desmosedici GP15 with a new fairing that was equipped with two carbon winglets on each side of the bike. It is yet to confirm that Ducati using these winglets to avoid wheelies and to improve stability of the bike or if there's something more interesting.
One of the positive thing in Qatar test is Ducati riders set the pace with hard compound tyres while last year we've seen that Desmosedici GP14 was struggling with hard tyres.
Here are the views of both riders after the second test session
“I am very pleased with my time today: we worked really well and we only used the hard tyre, just like yesterday. I am also happy from the point of view of our speed because we are able to be very competitive both with used tyres and with new ones. We still have to improve certain aspects, like stability under braking, and in the first part of acceleration the bike still moves a bit too much, but as for our lap speed we are at a good point. Now we’re working on fine-tuning and on race distance, because on this track the drop in tyre performance is very significant.”
“I am very happy with the way today went, for sure it was a positive session because I improved my best time by a little bit but above all we concentrated on race pace to try and improve this aspect, which for us until the end of last year was a bit critical. We obtained a lot of useful indications, especially from the point of view of the electronics and tomorrow we will also try and do an entire simulation over race distance.” #Ducati #AndreaDovizioso #LosailCircuit #motogp #DucatiDesmosediciGP15 +Bridgestone