Tag Archives: Michele Pirro

Dovizioso: The soft tyre is on the limit


It was another difficult day for Andrea Dovizioso with the Italian finishing the opening day of the Valencia Grand Prix over one second off the pace of Marc Marquez. Having moved to the team this year Dovizioso has been plagued … Continue reading

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Bad start costs Dovizioso


Finishing as the leading Ducati was expected of Andrea Dovizioso but afterwards the Italian was disappointed with his performance. Coming home eighth, over 40s behind the race leader, showed once again how much Ducati are struggling at the moment with … Continue reading

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New exhaust “less distracting” for Dovizioso


Andrea Dovizioso was outpaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro on the opening day of practice at Misano but the Italian felt that there was little need for this to be a cause of concern given Pirro’s testing at the … Continue reading

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Ducati had front pace but expects difficult race


Ducati had a promising day with Nicky Hayden saying after qualifying that a front row start was possible for the former world champion. Hayden, who qualified fifth, felt that he had lost time in the final sector of the lap … Continue reading

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Catalan GP will be difficult for Hayden but the future looks bright


Nicky Hayden has not enjoyed the best of fortune at the Circuit de Catalunya in the past, a solitary podium in his 2006 championship winning season, and the American admitted while speaking exclusively to Stephen English that it will be … Continue reading

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MotoGP silly season….an early look at how the grid could lineup in 2012


The MotoGP season silly is in full swing at the minute with the majority of riders out of contract at the end of the season. Even so there looks set to be fluidity in the rider market with little changes … Continue reading

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Weather set to play a key role again in Portugal


After a damp and dreary Jerez weekend the MotoGP paddock moves on to Estoril for the third round of the championship. With similar weather conditions expected in Portugal-wet on Friday and Saturday before a drier race day-there is the potential … Continue reading

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