Sport Ducati has done everything 'almost perfect', says Dovizioso

18:07  12 october  2017
18:07  12 october  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Ducati WorldSBK project leader Marinelli to depart at end of season

  Ducati WorldSBK project leader Marinelli to depart at end of season Ducati’s World Superbike project leader Ernesto Marinelli will depart the Italian squad at the conclusion of the 2017 season to pursue ‘new professional challenges.’ Marinelli has been a part of the Ducati fold since 1995 and worked as a track engineer for WorldSBK legend Carl Fogarty, as well as Neil Hodgson in 1997. From 1998 to 2000, Marinelli headed Bologna’s assault in the AMA Superbike series with the likes of Antony Gobert, Troy Bayliss, Ben Bostrom and John Kocinski. Marinelli worked with Bostrom in 2001 and 2002 in WorldSBK as a track engineer before being promoted to technical director in 2003. In 2010, Marinelli took over the role as Ducati’sWorldSBK project manager. The Italian has enjoyed a highly successful career with Ducati, aiding the marque to five Riders’ titles in 2003 (Hodgson) 2004 (James Toseland), 2006, 2008 (Bayliss) and in 2011 (Carlos Checa), as well as six Manufacturers’ crowns in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011. “After 22 years, it’s not easy to say goodbye and turn over a new leaf, and if you leave a company like Ducati, the decision becomes even more difficult,” said Marinelli. “Nevertheless, for each and every one of us, the time comes to raise the bar and face up to further challenges. “I’m leaving Ducati in the knowledge that I have lived numerous unforgettable and successful moments, sharing passion, dramas and satisfaction, as well as defeats, disappointments and difficulties.

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Andrea Dovizioso believes Ducati has done ‘almost everything perfect’ this season, but is unsure if it can sustain its charge for the MotoGP title in the final four races.

Dovizioso comes into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix 16 points adrift of standings leader Marc Marquez, after the Honda rider romped to his fifth win of the year while the Italian struggled to seventh at Aragon.

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The Ducati rider came from a 31-point deficit after the French round to score four wins and hold a championship lead of nine points after the British Grand Prix.

Marquez dominates wet Motegi FP1

  Marquez dominates wet Motegi FP1 Championship leader Marc Marquez dominated a soaking first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix from Motegi, with Aprilia’sAleixEspargaro his nearest challenger in second. Avintia Ducati’s Hector Barbera was the early pacesetter in the sodden first session with a 2m00.685s, though this was soon eclipsed by Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales with a 1m59.344s. Typically finding the going tough in wet conditions on the YZR–M1, Vinales – who is third in the standings and 28 points off of the lead – lowered his benchmark to a 1m58.303s with 30 minutes left on the clock. Marquez demoted his fellow Spaniard almost immediately, however, with a 1m58.303s and improved to a 1m56.349s to go almost two seconds clear at just over half distance. Nearest title rival Andrea Dovizioso – who comes into this round 16 points back – was able to briefly cut down the Honda rider’s advantage to 0.391 seconds as he jumped up to second, though was soon shuffled back to fifth while Marquez improved to a 1m55.418s. As the field pushed on in the final few minutes, several riders were caught out by the conditions. Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone slid off his GSX–RR at Turn 8, while Cal Crutchlow lost control of his LCR Honda under braking for Turn 9 and collided with Jorge Lorenzo – both walked away unscathed. Twitter: BIG crash for @lorenzo99 & @calcrutchlow! Fortunately both OK & errmm… discussing what happened in the gravel… https://t.

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but I feel quite calm about that because I know very well what we did this year: we did a great job and we did almost everything perfect ,” he said . Motegi has been kind to Dovizioso and Ducati in the past and the championship hopeful expects the Desmosedici GP17 to be equally as effective this

It’s this transformation in form after the opening races that has pleased Dovizioso most this season, and he believes it is this that has kept him in contention for the title – though he does not know if he will still be a challenger after the flyaway races.

“It’s a really important moment, but I feel quite calm about that because I know very well what we did this year,” said Dovizioso.

“We did a great job and we did almost everything perfect. We are at the end of the championship and we are fighting with Honda, Yamaha and with these two special riders (Marquez and Maverick Vinales).

“So it means we did a great job. Last year we were quite far from the championship, at the beginning of the season we were quite far.

“So I’m happy to have created this situation.

Dovizioso fastest in FP2 as Marquez crashes

  Dovizioso fastest in FP2 as Marquez crashes Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati responded to Marc Marquez’s blistering first practice pace by ending a wet Friday at Motegi fastest of all as the Spaniard crashed. After a steady start to proceedings this morning in fifth, Dovizioso went top of the pile in the afternoon immediately with a 1m55.837s, which put him nine tenths clear of the field. Marquez cut the gap to half a second 15 minutes in, though the Italian soon responded to the Honda rider’s advances and set a 1m54.877s. The Ducati rider remained largely unchallenged for the next 20 minutes, but Marquez did begin to apply pressure with eight minutes to go with a 1m54.920s, which put him to within five hundredths of a second of his nearest championship rival. Pushing to try and reclaim top spot in the final few minutes, Marquez was flicked from his RC213V at Turn 4. The championship leader was unscathed and remained second when the chequered flag fell. Twitter: This time @marcmarquez93 pushes the limits a little too far! #RiderOK #JapaneseGP https://t.co/rFhhZ1mEbY (@MotoGP) Dovizioso was unable to improve on his laptime in the closing stages, while Aprilia’sAleixEspargaro completed the top three after a 1m55.061s lap riddled with small moments as the Spaniard pushed hard. Jorge Lorenzo brushed off his shunt with Cal Crutchlowthis morning to go fourth fastest ahead of Tech3’s Johann Zarco, who ended Friday as the only Yamaha rider inside the top 10.

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“I don’t know if we have a chance reall to fight for the championship until the end, but we will try 100 percent and we will enjoy this moment.”

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Dovizioso reckons Motegi’s numerous hard-braking zones will play into his favour this weekend, while admitting Ducati‘s aerodynamic fairing – which he has seldom used since it introduction at Brno – will be of big benfit to him also in the circuit’s many low-gear acceleration points.

“It is a good track for us and especially for me, because there is a lot of hard braking,” the 2004 125cc Japanese Grand Prix winner said.

“I think we are quite competitive in the braking.

“I think with the fairing we can also be competitive in the acceleration, at the end of the straight our engine is really strong.

“So there is a lot of cards we can (use) to be very competitive, but the weather is unstable it looks like, so we have to live day by day and try to get the maximum (from the bike).”

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Marquez seals crucial win in thrilling Phillip Island battle, Dovizioso 13th .
Marc Marquez takes a 33-point lead in the MotoGP standings after prevailing in a titanic battle for the win at Phillip Island as title rival Andrea Dovizioso struggled to 13th. The early laps were a frantic affair, with Marc VDS Honda rider Jack Miller scything into the lead in front of his home crowd ahead of pole man Marquez, while behind Dovizioso dropped from 11th to 19th after running wide at the first corner on lap two. Marquez soon found himself behind Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales, while his satellite counterpart Johann Zarco made contact with the Honda rider at the Honda hairpin. Zarco regrouped from that error and by lap seven was up to third, before carving past Marquez on the following tour at the Honda corner. Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi held firm at the front of the field. A mistake from Rossi at the Honda corner on lap nine sent him back to fourh as Zarco, Marquez and Miller picked off the Italian, though he soon retaliated to clamber back onto the podium places. At one stage, the lead group was an eight-rider battle, with the lead changing hands frequently until six laps from home when Marquez – who survived a slight brush with Rossi on lap 20 at the Souther Loop – made a crucial break after passing Vinales. Zarco, Rossi, Vinales and Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone locked horns over the final podium places, giving Marquez the opportunity to open out his advantage to two seconds as the final lap began.

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