2 Giugno 2019

Italian Grand Prix: Dovizioso struggles in a single lap but has a great race

MotoGP | Andrea Dovizioso | Ducati | Dovizioso | Ducati Team | MotoGp 2019 | ItalianGP | GP19

He had to face the Q1 and, with the medium tires in Q2, he was not able to earn that tenth more than he would have done before starting. The Dovi appears "pulled", but not at all bothered by the behavior of Marquez who on the first lap made a pass on the verge of fairness and who on the last lap took advantage of the trail of the Ducati rider getting the pole.

"Unfortunately I had to do the Q1, so I didn't have any soft tires to use in Q2 and so I did the first time attack with the media. With that tire I didn't go fast and in fact Marquez passed me. I had only one attempt left, I was twelfth, then he was good at catching me and taking advantage of the wake, I couldn't do a different strategy. I shot in 1'46.2 which is not bad and I thought I was going ahead then, like I said, he is strong, he plays on these things, he pushes 100% when he wants and he took pole ”.

Andrea declares himself only surprised that with the second Marquez he sought him out and feels flattered to be under observation by the Mallorcan.

"I don't know what to expect in the race, we saw a sharp drop in tires for everyone in the second outing, which was unusual for Mugello. We must try to get to the race with as much feedback as possible to manage the tires in the best way, because often we give importance to speed and then instead pay for it in the long run ”.

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