Andrea Dovizioso ready for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix The second day of testing at Phillip Island for the Australian Grand Prix has seen Andrea Dovizioso finish qualifying in eighth place. The rider of the JiR Team Scot squad focused in...
Andrea Dovizioso ready for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix
The second day of testing at Phillip Island for the Australian Grand Prix has seen Andrea Dovizioso finish qualifying in eighth place. The rider of the JiR Team Scot squad focused in the morning to finalize the settings on his Honda RC212V to improve his race-pace. The whole test program, which was carried out completely, was focused on the various Michelin tyres and allowed JiR Team Scot to identify the choice for tomorrow. In race configuration Andrea Dovizioso is ready to deal make a good start, from his position on the third row.
Gianni Berti - Technical Coordinator - JiR Team Scot
"We are very satisfied with the race-pace of Andrea, so tomorrow we could see him up there racing with the top protagonists. The qualifying we wanted to finish higher up in, but this position will suit us well. Andrea will have to make a good start to make the most of the technical package available to him. During the two days of intense testing here, we have used a lot of material from Michelin, to find the best solution for the race."
Andrea Dovizioso - Rider - JiR Team Scot MotoGP
8th-best time: 1'29 "558
"I am very satisfied with practice and qualifying today. After an excellent day yesterday, today we have continued to work towards being competitive in the race. We achieved that result, but tomorrow is another day and we will have to do the best we can. We have made the most of all the material made available by Michelin, even trying a very soft compound tyre, and we have also made progress with the front rubber. I can always turn a time of around 1'37" that would allow me to stay with the front-runners. I will have to make a good start but from the third row I think I can recover some positions well. Tomorrow in the warm-up we will have the chance to make some more adjustments, but we know which way to go, so I think we could make a good race."
Pietro Caprara - Head Technician - JiR Team Scot
"We made a good qualifying session and done well with race set-up. Andrea has been competitive and that could enable us to make a good race. Much of the work of both days was focused on tyres, using different compounds and carcasses, and checking the temperatures on the left side of the tyre as at than the Phillip Island circuit, this is the side that is under the most stress."