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Dovizioso third, Lorenzo eighth at the end of two days of IRTA tests at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit

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The second and final day of IRTA tests at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit concluded this afternoon at 5.30 pm.

Andrea Dovizioso went out on track this morning with the 2017 version of the Desmosedici GP and he continued with the same bike until just a few minutes before the end of the session, before switching to the 2016 bike for a comparison run of a few laps. The Ducati Team’s Italian rider ended the session in third place with a best time of 1’30.443, which he set on lap 33 of the 61 completed today.

After doing three exits in the morning with the 2016 version of the Desmosedici GP, Jorge Lorenzo then switched to the new bike, completing 66 laps today with a best time of 1’30.744, and he ended the session in eighth place.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 1’30.443 (3rd), 61 laps
“These two days have been very interesting, because we were able to do some good tests with the new bike, something that in the last few years had never been possible, and so now we are ahead with our planning. We did a back-to-back comparison with the 2016 version at the end of the day to confirm our impressions and to verify that the improvements were effective. Now we can only get better because the new bike allows for a wider range of adjustments and this is the work that we will do next year. For us it was important to go back home with clear ideas and we were able to do this. We confirmed the pace we showed during the race weekend and even though we still have a lot of work to do, I am pleased with our new bike.”