Andrea Dovizioso is hoping to translate the improvement made by Ducati over the winter into points when the MotoGP season gets underway this weekend. The Bologna squad were the story of the Losail test with their new GP15 setting the pace and Dovizioso is excited to see what his new machine is capable of this weekend.
“I am really pleased with the test in Qatar, because I was fast on both new and used tyres. I start the season with optimism because the new GP15 is a much better bike than the previous model, in Qatar it adapted really well immediately and so I think we can do well in the race. The Losail circuit is very unusual, but I’ve always gone well at this track and so I can’t wait to line up for the first race.”
Teammate Andrea Iannone also starts the season full of optimism and with a successful record in the lower classes at Losail, the Italian is hopeful of a successful start to 2015.
“I’m happy with the way testing went at Losail last week and with the work that we did. It’s a pity we couldn’t test on the final day because we still needed to do some more work on the GP15. In any case from Thursday evening we’ll be trying to sort things out in the best possible way and I feel confident for the race. In my opinion, this is a great track and racing at night is always really special. I like Losail a lot: I’ve won here in the past and done some other podiums so for sure it’s a positive track for me.”