Now that the two races on the Italian track dedicated to Marco Simoncelli are in the books, the MotoGP moves quickly back to Spain for the Grand Prix of Catalunya where th e Ducati Team arrives with Andrea Dovizioso on top of the world standings and Danilo Petrucci in 14th place.
The races in Misano weren't easy, but Andrea Dovizioso managed to earn more points that solidified his position in the standings. The uncertainty that pervades this year's MotoGP is quite unusual and each race offers new unknowns to deal with, so perhaps the key to winning the fight is constancy, adding points at each event and avoiding making mistakes. Andrea seems to be the rider best suited to this strategy among all those competing for the title.
Danilo Petrucci, on the other hand, continues to encounter problem after problem, especially during the races. While in Misano he was faster than his teammate in both qualifying rounds, in the races he failed to achieve those same speeds. Barcelona is a track that's very well suited to the strengths of the rider from Terni, so this is a good chance for him to move up in the standings.
The rider who really stood out at Misano was Pecco Bagnaia, winning a second place and just missing out on a victory that got away from him close to the end of the race, proving that the 7th place finish at Jerez at the beginning of the season wasn't a fluke. The young Italian rider who had just returned after a serious accident was consistently among the fastest competitors over the two weekends, showing that he's got what it takes to be a winner. Jack Miller had the worst possible luck in last Sunday's race, the engine of his Desmosedici GP completely shutting down because the protective film of another competitor's visor ended up in his intake duct.
So don't forget to tune in for the next race of our riders in Barcelona as they battle it out to the cry of Forza Ducati!