After Ducati concluded the earlier winter checks in Sepang by locking the primary 4 positions, the Bologna model had a extra understated picture in Qatar, particularly on Monday's final day of racing.
His most consultant consultant was Danilo Petrucci in ninth place, six tenths lower than chief Maverick Vinales, whereas Dovizioso was in 15th place, greater than a second off the tempo.
Whereas Dovizioso insisted that he was not "too frightened" by his place within the timesheets, he additionally admitted that his feeling for 2019 on Desmosedici was not "100%".
"I feel numerous issues occurred in three days," summarized Dovizioso. "Situations change on daily basis and I lose a bit feeling.
" It was a bit unusual as a result of everybody was quick, however I feel the race weekend remains to be a bit completely different and we’ve got to see what circumstances we discover in 10 days, as a result of on daily basis in Qatar, the climate modifications, the wind, the humidity can have a giant have an effect on on [things].
"We don’t end the check with an ideal feeling, however on the entire we aren’t so dangerous in regards to the tempo of the race.
" We did numerous work the fitting manner, sadly I don’t suppose we’ve got to fret about it.
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Dovizioso was pressured to abort a race simulation and began with Ducati's new teammate Petrucci after a number of laps on Monday.
In response to the finalist of 2018, the wind prevented him from finishing his tasks.
"We begin with actually sturdy wind, the alternative option to the final two days, and that affected rather a lot everybody, "he admitted.
" We couldn’t examine what we needed, the reference brake, the road has modified rather a lot the primary two days. "
To the query of who he hoped to be his major opponents for the race, he added:" It's actually unattainable to know now. From the skin, it seems like everybody has made an enchancment but it surely's very tough to know.
"There are numerous recruits, in a short time, we can’t know what they will do within the race, however I have no idea, each bike is de facto stunning."
"Can The Ducati on this occasion on the finish doesn’t seem above the desk, however I don’t suppose it's too essential. "
Extra Report by Oriol Puigdemont
Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Group
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