Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso has had an interesting two days at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, where he spent time working with his new teammate, Jorge Lorenzo. For thmajority of the two day test, Lorenzo was coming to grips with the 2016 bike while Dovi was in charge of the new 2017 version of the Desmosedici GP.
Spending the majority of day two on the new bike, Dovi switched back to the 2016 version toward the end of the day for a comparison run of a few laps.
The Ducati Team’s Italian rider ended the session in third place with a best time of 1’30.443, which he set on lap 33 of the 61 completed.
“These two days have been very interesting, because we were able to do some good tests with the new bike, something that in the last few years had never been possible, and so now we are ahead with our planning,” Dovi said. “We did a back-to-back comparison with the 2016 version at the end of the day to confirm our impressions and to verify that the improvements were effective.”
“Now we can only get better because the new bike allows for a wider range of adjustments and this is the work that we will do next year. For us it was important to go back home with clear ideas and we were able to do this. We confirmed the pace we showed during the race weekend and even though we still have a lot of work to do, I am pleased with our new bike.”