Dovizioso: We've got a long way to go
8 April 2014 – Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso has admitted the outfit still has a 'long way to go' until it is fully competitive.
Dovizioso and team-mate Cal Crutchlow took part in a two-day test last week at Jerez and, in spite of the bad weather, were able to verify that the 'full-factory' electronics fitted to the Desmosedici GP14 after the Qatar event, round one of MotoGP 2014, were working correctly.
"We have to be happy and positive about the fact that we reduced the gap to the leaders by half in Qatar and confirmed the improvements we made in the tests," said Dovizioso.
"We know we've still got a long way to go however to be competitive and I think that some of the next few tracks will be difficult for us this year, starting with Austin," he added, "but that track is so nice and I am really looking forward to racing there again this weekend."