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Motorcycles Rossi on Dovizioso and Ducati: "Hope they can come to an agreement"

21:28  06 august  2020
21:28  06 august  2020 Source:   daznplayervod.daznservices.com

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The future of Andrea Dovizioso in the MotoGP World Championship remains unclear beyond the current season. "At the moment I don't know my future. I know exactly what I want," says Dovizioso, referring to the stalled contract negotiations with Ducati on .

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Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi, who once had two unsuccessful years at Ducati, can easily empathize with Dovizioso's situation. "The relationship between Ducati and the drivers is sometimes difficult. When I drove there in 2011 and 2012, it wasn't easy."

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"Now they don't have a new contract", Rossi speaks to Dovizioso and adds: "But I hope for both that they can still come to an agreement. Because the combination of 'Dovi' and Ducati is always strong."

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Dovizioso does not want to be distracted: "Now it's about racing. We're in Brno and it's an important phase in the season," says the Italian who after a third and a sixth place in the two Jerez races comes third in the MotoGP overall ranking in 2020 for the third race of the season.

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"I can't be overly satisfied with my two races in Jerez, but the situation in the World Cup is not too bad. Brno should do better for us," said "Dovi", who won this track in 2018 and finished second behind Marc Marquez in 2019.

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"The most important thing will be that I can fix my weakness", the Ducati driver alludes to the new Michelin tires for 2020 and specifies: "I have a hard time braking into the corners. I can't take the corners properly and that's a problem. The tires have a certain characteristic and on that basis you have to set up the bike and adapt your riding style. "

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The result on Sunday and the then new World Cup stand will also be an important component in relation to Dovizioso's future. The Ducati driver is well aware of this: "The upcoming races will be important for us because they are tracks that we hope should suit us. The results of course always have an influence on how things continue."

Directly after Brno, there are two races in Spielberg (Austria), where Dovizioso was victorious with the Ducati in 2017 and 2019. In both cases, he won a photo finish against Honda driver Marc Marquez.

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