Round 6

Italy Track Report

June 3, 2019

What was the strategy for the Mugello race?

Marc [Marquez] was a bit limited and he had to make some choices. He was not as comfortable as in other circuits for many reasons; his physical condition, he could not push a lot and finally he couldn’t attack like he normally does. But finally, to get second position in front of another Ducati rider and get some points is a positive.

Positive points and negative points after the race?

Marc was able to open up his advantage in the championship by another four points, so it means we are progressing. This weekend he was not 100% physically fit and he made a big effort to overcome the situation. We appreciate all his efforts.

Taka [Nakagami] did a fantastic race and we are really happy for that and also Cal [Crutchlow] was doing a good race too.

The negative is that Jorge [Lorenzo] is still struggling; he needs to find the compromise with the bike and has to keep working. He is staying focused and remaining motivated and this is important. It was also important to check the improvements we have made to our machine on a Ducati track, which is a circuit all about top speed and power.

The view from pit wall during the race?

It’s been a great race with many riders in the front group and we knew it would come down to the last lap. There were some strong moves.

Inside story apart from official comments?

We have decided to try improving Jorge's ergonomics problems by organizing a trip to Japan. We thought it was a good idea to talk directly with the engineers and to analyze more deeply the problems he is having, trying to get a better position for him on the bike.