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Dovizioso "better than expected" – Lorenzo strong in the rain?

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 | Sports

September 9, 2017 – 6:33 pm
World Cup leader Andrea Dovizioso is showing off his starting position two in Misano – Ducati colleague Jorge Lorenzo is not only expecting good opportunities in the rain

Andrea Dovizioso finished better in qualifying than he expected

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(cafetheology.org) – The starting position for a possible second home win could be really worse: Ducati driver Andrea Dovizioso missed the pole position in qualifying for the Grand Prix of San Marino. However, the Italian, who celebrated one of his four seasons in Mugello, will be holding the trump cards for another success in front of local fans. Especially since his Rennspace on Saturday convinced that he will not lead the starting position in Misano, so Dovizioso sees calmly. "It's always nice to have a pole, but that's not my top goal, I'm surprised by second place, because I did not feel so good before qualifying, but when I started with a fresh, soft tire, the feeling came back, "says the 31-year-old. "Our goal was to land in the first two seasons, and it was even better and we are happy." In the end, the World Championship leader missed only 0.162 seconds on the best time of Maverick Vinales (Yamaha). With Marc Marquez (Honda) behind, Dovizioso is on the sidelines between his toughest rivals for the title. "The others have a very good pace for the race," says the Italian, "but we are there and can fight with them, tomorrow will probably be different than today, but everyone has to adjust." Andrea Dovizioso: Real pace difficult to judge "It should be cooler and possibly rain. This could disrupt the previous balance of power. Dovizioso, however, is also hard to predict: "Our approach to a weekend is a different one, Marc is fast in every workout, sometimes sometimes not, sometimes I try to build a feeling step by step Pace by everyone. "Ultimately, it would depend on who is best suited to the prevailing conditions. Dovizioso's team colleague Jorge Lorenzo is also well prepared for a rain race. He says: "The motorcycle works very well in the rain, no matter whether there is a lot of water or a little bit of water on the track, it always depends on how the asphalt behaves, but our base is good in the rain." The qualifying concluded the Spaniard with 0.353 seconds behind to fifth place. "In every training session we came closer and we were able to reduce the gaps, especially in the fourth free practice session, we tried a set-up, which I felt much more comfortable and a half-second faster ", Lorenzo summed up his Saturday at Misano, where he enjoyed great success with Yamaha.Jorge Lorenzo is also very confident in the rain

Jorge Lorenzo believes that he can fight with the top drivers in Misano

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Even on the Desmosedici, the 30-year-old pays off good chances in the race. He had driven his best lap times with the media trail. "This is a good sign in the event that the race should remain dry. If I can get a good start and I do not lose as much as in Silverstone, I think I can keep up with the top group to the end, even if that sure will not be easy. "Unlike Dovizioso, Lorenzo also relies on the Aero panel in Misano. Although he does not rule out returning to the standard version in future, "but certainly not tomorrow," the Spaniard said. "Dovi does not feel the advantage of the new fairing for his driving style, but I'm the most beneficial of it." In Aragon, the standard trim is worth considering for me, too. "Dovizioso explains," On this track, I think that I can take full advantage of the potential of the standard fairing here, so we've only worked with it, I've also followed a Ducati with the other fairing, but in some places it's faster but others are I was quicker, and it was the right decision for me, as was the result. "



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