Esponsorama Ducati riders Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini are looking forward to the summer break after tough Dutch MotoGP. 

Bastianini finished the race 15th to claim a solitary point, while Marini was last behind Petronas Yamaha stand-in Garrett Gerloff.

Bastianini’s point scoring finish was without threat as Lorenzo Savadori was 5 seconds back, however, the 2020 Moto2 world champion struggled to ‘get to the end’. 

The Italian added: "It was a good race, but I spent a lot of energy, and it was hard to get to the end. In the early stages I lost some time, but when I relaxed and let go, I felt more comfortable. 

"We didn't have a bad race, we probably need to improve a bit to find the limit of this bike. 

"Now we have a few weeks to rest and to train because MotoGP is very tiring, both physically and mentally."

It’s no surprise given how the weekend shaped out that Bastianini and Marini had a slightly tougher race than in recent rounds, as aside from Johann Zarco's fourth place, Ducati struggled as a whole.

But Marini put it down to making the wrong tyre choice: "Today I struggled a lot. After free practice I chose the medium tyre for the race. I felt confident, but with less grip it was not the best option.

"Like the other Ducatis, I had a lot of movement on the bike under acceleration that I had to manage. A shame and something to work on for the next races. 

"In FP4 I didn't feel comfortable on the hard, but with the medium I was able to ride as I wanted. 

"Today with the wind it was more difficult. It's time to enjoy a few days of relaxation and we'll get back to work in Austria. I'm looking forward to it."