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Motorcycles Dovizioso says brake issues "very frustrating"

22:00  26 september  2020
22:00  26 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Close The Throttle To The Brake Lever

  Close The Throttle To The Brake Lever Close The Throttle To The Brake Lever . That means your outstretched fingers come to rest on your brake lever when the throttle goes closed (and should be resting on the brake lever when you’re cruising, right riders? https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/06/02/ienatsch-tuesday-fingers-up-motorcycle-riding-tips-to-navigate-intersections/). But let’s take this a step further on your next ride. The next time you’re out on two wheels and traffic allows, sneak on some brake pressure every time you close the throttle. Yes, even when you close the throttle and don’t need the brakes.

Andrea Dovizioso says it's "very frustrating" to continue battling braking problems on his Ducati after qualifying a lowly 17th for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

Dovizioso has been very vocal about his troubles under braking caused by Michelin's 2020 rear tyre construction, with the Italian unable to adapt the bike in the same he has done in previous years.

He has failed to exit Q1 three times in the first eight rounds, with his 17th in Catalunya the second time after he was 18th at Brno that Dovizioso hasn't even cracked the top 16 on the grid.

"Third place like a victory": Dovizioso on the podium for the first time in Jerez

 © Motorsport Images For the first time Andrea Dovizioso was present at the award ceremony in Jerez "This third place is like a victory for many reasons", is pleased Andrea Dovizioso after the MotoGP season opener 2020 in Jerez. For the first time in his MotoGP career, the Italian was on the podium on this track. The omens were not easy. The Ducati driver had broken his left collarbone about three weeks ago. Starting position seventh was not ideal. Ducati also won the last time in 2006 in Jerez.

Commenting on his day, Dovizioso said: "It's very frustrating, also because in the last three years we work a lot from the data and we were able to improve a few things and adapt to the tyre, to the riding style, to the competitors.

"And all of that made the difference. But with this tyre, on the brake it's completely different, it's very difficult for me and is the reason why still I'm not that fast. Yes, it's very frustrating."

Teammate Danilo Petrucci fared better in qualifying, putting his GP20 ninth on the grid having made it directly into Q2 from FP3.

After a San Marino GP which he felt was the worst race of his career, Petrucci has been able to figure out how to adapt his bike to the new rear tyre.

"We make progress since the second weekend in Misano," he said. "We understand we can on solve the problem by having a good balance on the bike and not working anymore on the electronics because the tyre is really sensitive.

Stoner: Ducati "can't afford to lose" Dovizioso

  Stoner: Ducati Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner says Ducati "can't afford to lose" Andrea Dovizioso, after the Italian's exit at the end of 2020 was confirmed on Saturday. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team Dovizioso's manager Simone Battistella told Sky Italia earlier today that his rider would not be renewing his contract with Ducati after eight years together, with Ducati's Paolo Ciabatti confirming this soon after.

"So, moving again the electronics is really difficult, we have to have a good set-up. Unfortunately, the race in Misano was not as we expected, but the progress is there and yesterday we worked really hard to understand the situation, we improved.

"I feel better with braking, but I still miss something. It's quite hard here because we can only use the soft tyre, I always need a lot of support.

"On the left side of the front tyre is never in the right temperature. So, anyway I'm happy about the progress, not really happy about the result in qualifying.

"Tomorrow the race will be about survival because we saw a difference of seconds between new and old tyre."

Rossi keen on having Dovizioso as Yamaha MotoGP test rider .
Valentino Rossi says he would "sign now" if Yamaha has the chance to recruit outgoing Ducati star Andrea Dovizioso as a test rider for 2021. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team Dovizioso's future in MotoGP is uncertain after he announced during last month's Austrian Grand Prix weekend that he would be quitting Ducati at the end of the season, bringing to an end an eight-year partnership that has yielded 14 victories and three runner-up spots in the championship.

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