Andrea Dovizioso he finished his first GP in 21st place after almost a year of stoppage. Certainly not an exciting race, but that the rider from Forlì exploited to increase his feeling with the Yamaha.
Dovizioso: “Important data collected”
“This weekend I was able to ride a lot in dry conditions, a condition that allowed me to collect a lot of useful data”, Dovizioso explained at the end of the San Marino GP. “In the race I had the pace to stay with the riders ahead of me, but I lost time due to a long penalty lap. I was faster in the race than in practice and I set my best time in the final. Now I have to put everything together, working with the team “.
It will take a while to get the most out of the Japanese bike: “My M1 is special, I need time to fully understand it. Why is Yamaha special? It is easy to drive, but you need to brake strongly and bring a lot of speed into cornering speeds. Only in this way can its potential be exploited. Not all MotoGP bikes in this riding style, maybe only Suzuki “.
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“Quartarato is doing something special”
Andrea’s attention is focused on the two days of testing that awaits him on Tuesday and Wednesday, also in Misano: “Testing after a race is the best thing for everyone, especially in my case where I have to adapt to the bike without trying new parts. Tomorrow I will be able to recover my energy and then shoot for two days if the weather permits. When you need to make a big change, like in my case, the support of the team is important but a lot has to come from the rider. If I can do it? I will be able to say it at the end of 2022 “.
In conclusion, a Dovizioso is asked for an opinion on the performance of Quartararo, the only Iwata driver permanently in the upper floors of the ranking. “The strongest driver of each brand masks a lot, always. Fabio is doing something special, no doubt. I would not be able to explain why: in 2020 Morbidelli also succeeded in arriving in front of him, but I cannot know because I am the first not to exploit it. It’s too premature a speech “, concluded the former Ducatista.
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