The Ducati Team give their reactions after completing an incredible one-two on the opening day in Qatar.
After exchanging fastest laps throughout the day, Andrea Iannone took to the track at around six o’clock in the afternoon, completing 50 laps and setting his quickest time of 1’55.265 on lap 30 to top the timesheet’s at the end of the day. His teammate Andrea Dovizioso did a total of 48 laps, the best of which was 1’55.363, and finished the session in second place.
“For sure it was a positive first day, and we are learning more and more about the Desmosedici GP15 and its reactions. Today we carried out the schedule we had planned at the start of the day and we managed to get through everything we had to do. Now our engineers will have even more information to evaluate the situation, and in any case we were always quick. I am happy because we are improving every time we go out onto the track.”
“I am very satisfied with this first day here in Qatar, because we immediately got off to a fast start and this is always important. For sure we still have a lot of work to do because there are a few aspects of the GP15 that we have to improve before we arrive at the race, but I am happy with the base settings we have established here. Tomorrow we’ll do some important tests to better understand our new bike, but as I said before today was a very positive start.”