MotoGP »

Dovizioso pleased with RCV developments

The Monday Jerez test was a busy day for Andrea Dovizioso, who had opted not to try the latest chassis and swingarm developments for his RCV during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend - and also, like team-mate Dani Pedrosa, got his first taste of a new engine specification.

While Pedrosa has been mainly struggling with the stability of the 2010 Honda, Dovizioso has been requesting more mid-range and acceleration performance.

Nevertheless, he too felt the benefits of the latest chassis developments on his way to fifth place on the timesheets, just 0.335sec behind fastest man Pedrosa.

“Our machine lacks a bit of stability so it's not easy to be consistent but I'm really happy with the new parts Honda has brought here,” said the Italian, who was sixth in Sunday's race. “We tried the new chassis and swingarm which have improved the last part of the braking area and corner entry. The new specification engine has improved the acceleration slightly and we'll look at the data and decide if we'll use it in the upcoming races.”

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Dovizioso, Spanish MotoGP 2010
Dovizioso, Marquez Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Marquez Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Marquez Dutch MotoGP 2017
Rossi, Dovizioso, Petrucci, Marquez Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Petrucci Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Crutchlow Dutch MotoGP 2017
Pedrosa, Miller Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Crutchlow Dutch MotoGP 2017
Vinales, Dovizioso, Crutchlow Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Vinales, Bautista  Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Bautista, Vinales, Pedrosa Dutch MotoGP 2017
Iannone, Dovizioso Dutch MotoGP 2017
Bautista, Redding, Dovizioso Dutch MotoGP 2017
Aleix Espargaro, Pedrosa Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Dutch MotoGP 2017
Rossi, Petrucci, Dovizioso Dutch MotoGP 2017
Dovizioso, Marquez, Dutch MotoGP 2017

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

chete44 - Unregistered

May 04, 2010 10:01 AM

-Good to see HRC riders are finally getting the parts theyve been asking for so looong.. . Most of the improvements will suit both riders as theyve a very similar smooth line style, fast cornering consistency,etc. they were unable to show, till now, for its lack of stability.

DD - Unregistered

May 05, 2010 4:02 PM

Declan you must be joking right? If you knew anything about motogp you would know that Pedrosa can't do anything about the FIATS and Ducati with the crap bike Honda is giving him for the past 3 years. Lorenzo is in the most dominant bike in motogp. If Pedro had his bike for the past 3 years you would've difficulties counting his wins... and indeed he would already be champion by now. Do you think last sunday Lorenzo would be able to catch him if Pedrosa had his bike?? Yeah hate more...

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.