Pramac Racing team manager Francesco Guidotti says he took great satisfaction from Ducati's performance in the opening MotoGP race of 2015 in Qatar.

Guidotti hailed the success of Gigi Dall'Igna's project after Andrea Dovizioso finished as the runner-up at Losail behind Valentino Rossi, with Andrea Iannone on the second factory Ducati GP15 machine also making it onto the rostrum in third to complete an Italian clean sweep.

Pramac Racing's own riders, Yonny Hernandez - who qualified on row two - and Danilo Petrucci finished 10th and 12th respectively and Guidotti is confident both riders will continue to improve this season.

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"Seeing three Italian guys in the first three positions is always great. It is not the first time that we see something like that happen, to be honest it was something usual some years ago," Guidotti said.

"So it feels great to see it happen again, especially when on the podium you can see two Ducati riders. That's a big satisfaction because it means that Gigi Dall'Igna's project is already extremely competitive. Probably we will benefit from it as well but we shouldn't think about it now.

"We have to stick to our schedule and let the Ducati engineers work since they are doing a great job; they have managed to make the new GP15 efficient in record time."

Guidotti was satisfied with the efforts of his own riders in the Qatar night race, although he was disappointed after Hernandez lost two places on the final lap, with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 pair Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro finishing eighth and ninth respectively.

"The evaluation is surely positive; during the qualifying we went beyond any expectation by reaching the second row with Yonny and that made us celebrate," he said.

"In Q2 he started well even though he had a small problem under braking at the first corner but we have to say that he was alone and had no reference points. Probably he could have done better but it's ok.

"The race went more or less like we expected it to go. Unfortunately we lost two positions over the last three laps but this should be an incentive to do better next time. We are not far from the first spots and the race went very well," he added.

"We have to work on the right adjustments with the GP14 because Yonny doesn't know it perfectly yet. When he gets back to the pit box after a test run he is not able to provide perfect information and this doesn't help us with the set-up. The tyre wear during the race is due to this aspect besides the fact that Yonny pushed hard during the first laps in order to stay ahead."

Guidotti also said Petrucci could be proud of his performance in Qatar, particularly in Q1, when he topped the times ahead of Smith to seal his place in Q2

"Danilo always tends to be unsatisfied but he should remember the weekend with a big smile. During the free practices he didn't shine, that's true, but still he didn't do bad," he said.

"When he raced alone during Q1 he had excellent times. Big riders were behind him at that moment and this should make him very proud.

"[It] was the first time he raced with the GP14 and finishing was important because only by going through the whole race, by facing all the problems he could have had lap after lap, [could he] gain experience and extra information.

"The 12th position at the end of the competition is ok also because that means he is close to the top 10. From Austin on, everyone will see interesting and good things."