A double podium on the home circuit in front of one's own fans is about as good as it gets, and it will remain an unforgettable day both for the team and for all Ducatistas.
But the MotoGP season continues so the teams packed their bags and bikes and moved on to Barcelona where the seventh round of the world championship will take place on the Montmelò circuit.
Danilo Petrucci arrives at the Spanish track decidedly chuffed after the triumph in Mugello. The Italian rider has finally managed to achieve the success he had been looking for for some time, and now that he's broken the ice he'll certainly want to continue to stay in the positions that matter.
A third place in the Italian race was not exactly what Dovizioso was look ing for, so in Spain he will be looking for a resounding revenge. His position in the standings is much better than in 2018, but after winning the opening race in Losail Andrea is still looking for another success that can launch him definitively into the fight for the world title.
It will be a home race for Avintia Racing. The start of the season hasn't gone as expected for the Iberian team and it will certainly try to turn things around in front of its fans, not to mention the fact that Tito Rabat is a native of Barcelona and will be able to count on his home fans gathered in the stands of the Spanish racetrack.
After the tragic accident of Luis Salom in 2016, the Montmelò circuit has experienced a few too many mishaps in seeking the right solutions to achieve the safety required by the riders. After a redesign and subsequent changes, the final part of the track now seems to have found the ideal compromise.
The track is very technical with long banked curves. It was resurfaced last year, but the F.1 cars that also perform some of their winter tests here irreparably damage the asphalt surface. The very long straight before the finish line is perfect for the Desmosedici GP's engine, but having a good balance in terms of alignment is essential for good performance.