Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso is back on track after his brutal crash at British GP and had successfully completed two days of testing at the Misano World Circuit where he clocked 118 laps in one and a half days. His teammate Danilo Petrucci and Ducati Test Team rider Michele Pirro were also present.
Hot summer weather conditions, with the sun on both days and on-track temperatures of 45°C in the early afternoon allowed the teams present to carry out their full work programme without interruption and also test the new tyre options brought to Misano by Michelin.
At Silverstone, Dovizioso was thrown off of his Desmosedici and had a hard landing. His bike even caught fire in the entire mishap. The other ride involved in the crash was Fabio, who lost control of his Yamaha and was out of the race too. Fortunately, he was lucky enough to walk away. However, Dovi was taken to the medical facility for further checkup.
Thankfully, he received a thumbs up by the doctors and he did manage to do a one and a half days of testing to prepare for the San Marino GP. He completed 118 laps and clocked 1’33.499 as his best time and finished the test in seventeenth place without using the extra-soft rear tyre.
Second place overall went to Danilo Petrucci, who focussed on set-up work with his Desmosedici GP in the two days and who today completed 71 laps, setting the best time of 1’32.155 on his final exit with an extra-soft rear tyre.
Also out on track was Michele Pirro who will take part in the Misano race as a wild-card. The Italian set his best time of 1’33.254 and finished the test in fifteenth place.
We are eagerly waiting for the action to start again at the Misano World Circuit, from 13th to 15th September for the San Marino Grand Prix.