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Category: Moto GP
Andrea Dovizioso will start from row 3 of the grid for the Catalunya Grand Prix, the seventh round of the MotoGP World Championship.
The Italian was particular impressive in the final fifteen-minute Q2 session, just missing out on the front row by two-tenths of a second. Dovizioso also lapped just three-tenths away from the pole position mark and is confident that his pace for tomorrow’s race is quite good.
Team-mate Crutchlow was in a bit more difficulty today, missing out on a top 10 position after the three free practice sessions. He then had to take part in Q1, but he was only third quickest in that session and so was excluded from the final run. The British rider will start tomorrow’s race from row 5 with thirteenth quickest time.
Andrea Iannone finished 11th after he managed the best qualifying time for a Pramac Ducati in years, 2nd place on the grid. It wasn;t the case this time, more over, Iannone barely got out of Q2 and his words, as always, leaving diplomacy aside.
Andrea Iannone (Pramac Ducati #29) - 11th
"We are in deep shit here.
There are two days since we struggle to solve our problems but we only managed to get.. slower.
This is the reason which for i barely managed to get out of Q2 and i used two set of tyres there, and in Q1 I only gor one in the end and meanwhile others got better, I could only watch.
Maybe tomorrow the rain can make everyone to stard from scratch but.. I'n not a rain fan, I'm Gigi's fan" - the Italian concluded, reffering to Gigi Dall'Igna the Ducati Team manager
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 7th (1’41.337)
“I am very happy with my time, because I did a really good lap. This afternoon it was really hot and it wasn’t easy to set such good times. Unfortunately I’ll be starting from the third row, I just missed out on the front row by a few tenths! Luckily we’re all pretty close together, and I don’t have such a bad race pace either. We know the race will be tough and doing 25 laps in this heat will be very tiring, but I am satisfied because together with my team, we worked really well this weekend.”
Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35) – 13th (1’42.578)
“Qualifying was obviously very disappointing. I was unable to make a good lap time, and I am way too far away from Andrea, but also from Yonny Hernandez, who with his GP13 made a very good time. For sure we need to improve if we want to get a good result in tomorrow’s race.”
Michele Pirro (Ducati Test Team #51) – 15th (1’42.955)
“Even though the weather was a bit hotter than this morning, in the afternoon I still managed to improve my time and verify that the bike was working well with the new electronics strategies we were trying. I am quite happy because my feeling with the GP14 was much better. We have prepared as well as possible for tomorrow, hopefully we can have a good race.”