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MotoGP: Ducati tests at Misano, Dovi knee twist

Having skipped Monday's official Brno test, Ducati instead took its factory MotoGP riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone to Misano. on Tuesday.

The venue was chosen to prepare for Ducati's all-important home event at the circuit, next month.

Austria winner Iannone did a total of 59 laps in perfect weather conditions, setting a best of 1m 33.115s.

Dovizioso completed 93 laps, with his quickest a 1m 33.195s, but ended the day with a crash at Turn 4 in which he twisted his right knee.

The Italian has ten days to fully recover before the British MotoGP at Silverstone.

The official Misano race lap record is a 1m 33.273s by Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha). The pole record, also set by the Spaniard last season, is a 1m 32.146s.

Aprilia are also testing at Misano, with Sam Lowes, plus KTM.

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August 24, 2016 11:45 AM

Some punters might know that Dovi is my man. It hasn't been much fun is year reading the harsh criticism that he gets on here. Crazy has gone from enemy #1 to man of the moment. Fair play to him but there is very little between them, as this test shows. This season, in the races that they have both finished, Iannoni has finished in front of Dovi 3 times to 2. No need to write Dovi off just yet.


August 25, 2016 2:57 PM

shakennstirred: ...1 MotoGP win in 250 races show that
To be fair, it's 1 win in about 150 races, and you could well argue that it's not a very high return given maybe half those races were on bikes that were capable of winning. Still, there only 106 individuals that have their name on the winners list in 500cc GPs and MotoGP. Ever. 50 of those didn't get beyond that one and only victory. It is the select few that win a lot of races. If you look at the list there's only 21 with a double-digit win tally, and they've won more than 3 quarters of all races ever held, and 4 of those still compete.

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