Dovizioso Expecting “Tough” Weekend for Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso feels the Jerez circuit will provide the toughest challenge yet for Ducati’s new GP15 this weekend. The new Desmosedici has proven competitive at every track it has competed on so far with Dovizioso finishing second in all three races in 2015 but the Italian believes the abrasive track surface will provide a sterner test.

“Jerez is one of the toughest tracks for Ducati and for me, especially because of the heavy tyre wear, but the results of the first three races make me feel optimistic because it seems that the GP15 goes really well at every circuit, which confirms the fact that we are working well. I’m going to Jerez convinced that we can also obtain a good result in this race.”

Teammate Andrea Iannone was beaten to the final podium position in Argentina at the very last corner but with a positive record at Jerez, the 25 year old is aiming to rectify that on Sunday.

“Jerez is a circuit where I have already won a race in 2011 in Moto2, and it’s a track I really like. There are going to be a lot of fast competitive riders and so for sure we are going to have to work to our best to exploit all the potential of the team and the bike. It’s not going to be an easy weekend, but we have the potential to do well and I’m going to try my hardest as always.”