Let's all go to Misano to cheer on #forzaducati!

The second race in Italy of the MotoGP world championship couldn't come at a better time. After Andrea Dovizioso's amazing double in Austria and Great Britain, this weekend's race will be held in Misano.

The level of competitiveness that the Desmosedici GP has achieved in this championship is evident to all, and the fact that Dovizioso has regained the top position in the world standings is clear proof. Step by step, constantly improving every detail, Ducati's MotoGP motorcycle has been able to excel even on tracks that have given it problems in the past. And precisely to maintain this level of competitiveness, before the race in Silverstone the Ducati Team carried out two days of testing on the Romagna circuit to best prepare for this important event.

In addition to the success of DesmoDovi, the English race demonstrated the progress of Jorge Lorenzo as he gets increasingly comfortable with his bike. Fast and consistent throughout the race, the rider from Mallorca finished close to the leaders, and therefore the expectations for Misano are running high. Especially because Jorge really likes this track.

Misano will also see the return of the official test rider Michele Pirro, who just two years ago was able to pull off a remarkable performance in the qualification runs, qualifying in front of Ducati's two official riders. So keep an eye out for Michele as well, because he is a very fast rider and Ducati's competitiveness in MotoGP is largely the result of his work and skill. Four wins, a competitive intensity that he had never shown before and the awareness of being ready to compete at the highest levels.

What will Andrea Dovizioso surprise us with in Misano? Being in the fight for the world championship requires nerves of steel, but Andrea has repeatedly shown that he has cool to spare. Fast, perhaps able to select tyres better than anyone else this year, the Romagna native wants to play all his cards right, backed by a Desmosedici GP that best suits him.

In addition, Andrea will also enjoy the support of the Ducati Grandstands, which for this race will support all our riders like never before. Due to this year's successes, tickets for the grandstands sold out in August, and it will be an amazing sight to see the red ocean of Ducati fans inside the circuit. So everyone get ready this weekend to shout #forzaducati!

Week-end Timetable (Local time)

Time Session
09.55 - 10.40 FP1
14.05 - 14.50 FP2
Time Session
09.55 - 10.40 FP3
13.30 - 14.00 FP4
14.10 - 14.25 Q1
14.35 - 14.50 Q2
Time Session
09.40 - 10.00 WarmUp
14.00 Race

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