Dovizioso debuts for Ducati

Wednesday, November 14 2012

The Ducati Team, complete with new rider, Andrea Dovizioso, took to the Valencia track yesterday for its first day of testing for the 2013 season. Taking his Desmosedici out on track for the first time, Dovi managed four laps on slick tyres before many of the other riders started their daily session, but after completing them, he was forced to take a break when the rain started to fall. Once the weather had perked up, he managed to take the first of four exits on rain tyres, before being joined by team-mate Nicky Hayden at lunchtime. Speaking of his first time out, Andrea said;

‘I’m happy after my first day, mainly because I have a good feeling with my crew and I had a good lap time in the wet, even compared to the wet times over the weekend…The Ducati is known for working well in the wet, and I can confirm that, but obviously, we have to try it in the dry.’