Judging by the test results, the Ducati factory team has a rightful place in the favorites for the Qatar Grand Prix. Jack Miller set the track’s unofficial record, the Desmosedici dominated the top speed standings and Dovizioso won the last two GPs in 2018 and 2019. This is a golden opportunity for the Reds to start the season off completely on one foot renewed team.
The two “strikers” are the aforementioned Miller and Pecco Bagnaia, both of which came from the Pramac team. Two young drivers with undisputed talent who have to prove with the facts that they deserve their promotion.
“I am very happy to finally contest my first Grand Prix as the official driver of the Ducati Lenovo Team – said the Italian – I have been waiting for this moment for a long time and can hardly wait to experience the adrenaline of the first lights out of season. After the two test sessions of the last few weeks, we are entering the first round of the year with a solid foundation. It will be important to improve our time attack in order to guarantee a place on the first two rows of the grid in qualifying. I’m very excited and I have the feeling that I can fight for a good result in the race! “
Miller was also optimistic: “We are finally back in action for the first Grand Prix in 2021 this weekend. The official Qatar test was really positive and I have never felt as comfortable on the bike before the start of the championship as I did this year. My feeling with the Desmosedici is great and our speed isn’t that bad either. I hope that we will have good track conditions throughout the weekend in order to prepare well for both races that we will have here in Losail. Of course, our competitors will also be very competitive here, but I am determined to get the new season off to a good start and, like at the end of last year, to fight for the top podium. “