It’s been a month since the MotoGP grid rolled into the Sachsenring but never fear, the racing is back this weekend in Brno for the Czech Grand Prix, and the Ducati Team are excited to get things underway.
Andrea Dovizioso likes the layout of the track, but has never had much luck at it. His best finish was second back in 2011, but last year he was forced to retire on lap sixteen during a damp race.
“I spent a month relaxing during the summer and I’m now ready for the second half of the season, all excited about the next race in the Czech Republic.” said Dovcizioso. “Brno is one of the most beautiful and difficult circuits on the world championship calendar, but it’s always a fascinating place. In the last few years I haven’t gone particularly well there, but I’ll be making every effort to bring home a good result this weekend.”
Jorge Lorenzo has had a much better time here in the past, with two race wins in 2010 and 2015 and three podiums. Speaking of the weekend ahead, Lorenzo said, “We’ve reached the half-way point of the season and after a few days’ vacation immediately after the German GP, I have been training hard the last three weeks to prepare for the second part of the championship.
“Brno is a circuit where I feel really good and I think I can get a good performance out of my bike. It’s a track with lots of corners, all linked together, and I’ve got a lot of good memories here. I can’t wait to get back to working with my team to boost my competitiveness in the last nine rounds of the championship, and I’m sure we’ll make a big step forward.”