MOTOGP SACHSENRING: GERMANY INDIGENT FOR DUCATIMotoGP | Championship | Sachsenring | Germany | Grand Prix | Ducati | Desmodromico | Dovizioso | Lorenzo
It seems a sign of fate or perhaps a mock sporting result of the Ducati team in Germany because, despite the owners of the Italian brand being German, Dovizioso missed the choice of tires and finished eighth while Lorenzo's teammate did Shrimp and, after a good start, slipped out of the top ten under the checkered flag in eleventh position.
It is said that at Borgo Panigale they want to introduce the aerodynamic evolution on which they are working hard since early in Brno. But the truth is that the discriminating, once again, were the tires. It is true that the Sachsenring circuit is united with the features of the GP17, but the problems in the free and in the form of an avant-garde for nothing convincingly resolved then in extremis, they slowed the red setting work by imposing extreme choices for the race , Ie the choice of soft backing compound. Lost the head of the championship, looks ahead with renewed vigor and with the assurance that not everything is lost.
These are Andrea Dovizioso's statements: "It was a pity for my final position. We decided to choose soft back rubber for the race, but we did not have a lot of data because we did not shoot so much on the dry and this unfortunately did not pay. Towards the end of the race I did a lot of effort because the tire drop was very sudden and important, but this is a very special championship and it is not always easy to handle the situation at best. Eventually, the weekend of the Sachsenring was quite complicated but also interesting in perspective, because we were able to understand something more, both on the bike and on the tires. In the race I felt good and I'm really happy with the feeling I've had with my bike, so I think we can do the next races very well. "
Obviously less satisfied Jorge Lorenzo said: "I can not be satisfied with the result, neither the final position nor the winner's detachment, but after the warm-up that was really bad, I was very worried about the race. Instead I managed to make four to five laps at a good pace at the beginning and, until the rear tire fell to the left, I drove with an acceptable pace. Towards the end, however, I had to lower my rhythm because in the accelerations the bike "spun" a lot and I no longer managed to fight for the ninth position. Both in Assen and here in Germany there were two or three curves where I really missed overhead drivers and I hope we will not have the same problems in the next runs. We knew that these two races would have been rather complicated for us, however, at least here at Sachsenring, we have some things that will be useful in the next circuits, more favorable for me. "