The Ducati Team back on the track in Jerez for the second race of the MotoGP season

This year's MotoGP calendar, revised due to the stoppage for the global pandemic, has scheduled five races on the same circuit over two consecutive weeks.

The Spanish Grand Prix, the opening event of the 2020 season, saw Andrea Dovizioso earn his first podium of the year after an excellent race given the circumstances. Not forgetting Andrea's recent shoulder injury, the conditions of the races brought to light a few problems that made victory unlikely. Nevertheless, Dovizioso managed to bring home a beautiful podium and 16 precious points that, from the perspective of a championship with a limited number of races, has to be considered a very good result. 

Unfortunately for Danilo Petrucci the weekend was strongly influenced by the accident in Wednesday's practice runs, when he was inadvertently thrown from his Desmosedici GP and suffered some physical injuries that continued to dog him for the following days. All in all a finish in the top ten is satisfactory, hoping that the few days of rest are enough to allow the rider from Terni to recover. 

Indeed, there's barely enough time for the engines to cool before things get serious again in Jerez on Friday for the Grand Prix of Andalucia. The riders will find themselves in the unprecedented situation of already having all the references and points to improve on for the new race, and unless there are major changes in the weather the hot conditions should remain the same, requiring particular attention to the management of the tyres.

So see you on Friday for the free practice runs that start off the weekend, with Ducati's best burning up the track under the hot Spanish sun. Forza Ducati! 

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Andalucia GP
Jerez De La Frontera (Andalucia GP)
Jerez De La Frontera
General info

Built in 1986, the Jerez circuit hosted its first GP the following year, rapidly becoming one of the most popular tracks of the entire MotoGP calendar. The circuit is situated in a valley in the south of Spain, offering spectacular views and nearly always characterized by excellent weather. Its numerous grandstands provide perfect viewing facilities for over 200,000 spectators and the track was resurfaced in 2005.

Circuit data