Just a few days after the Czech Grand Prix, the MotoGP paddock moves right on to the second of their three races in the month of August, this time in the heart of Austria, at the Red Bull Ring circuit close to Zeltweg in Styria.
This eleventh round of the season will be held on the spectacular Austrian track, the venue for last year's triumphant 1-2 win by the Ducati Team with Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in first and second place.
Two days ago Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso took part in the official MotoGP test at Brno, evaluating several new technical solutions including the innovative aerodynamic fairing used at the Czech circuit only by Lorenzo, which will probably be used by Dovizioso as well in Austria.
“If we consider our result from last year, in Austria we are for sure amongst the favourites but this year the situation is different because without the winglets it won't be easy to find the same speed,” Dovi explained.
“Despite the fact that the result in Brno was not what we expected, in general I'm pleased with our performance over the weekend in the Czech Republic, even though in the end unfortunately we lost a lot of points in the championship standings"
"On Monday in the official test we tried the new fairing and the feeling was good, so I'm confident about this race and I believe we can be competitive right from the start of the weekend.”