Andrea Dovizioso has put his DNF at Catalunya behind him as the Ducati rider focuses on the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Dovizioso lost further ground in the championship and is now 49 points behind Marc Marquez.

The Italian said he needed a few days to get over the setback but Dovi is now aiming to bounce back at Assen.

He said: “I usually need a couple of days to metabolise a bad DNF like the one at Barcelona, and that was also the case this time. Now that we’ve had a chance to carefully analyse the last race and try and understand what happened, I’m focussed on the next GPs.

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“There are always positive aspects to every situation and with a competitive team-mate like Jorge, it’s even more important to work well and arrive at the next race with clear ideas.

“In the last few races we have always been fast and competitive, and so at Assen we will have to stay calm and focus on getting back to being stronger than before.”