Ducati Team returns to Le Mans optimistic for a strong Monster Energy Grand Prix de France. Having tested both in Jerez and Mugello since the Spanish Grand Prix, both Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso are upbeat ahead of the fourth round.
With the dust settled at Jerez after a dramatic race-day, marked in particular by the last corner incident between Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, motogp.com caught up with some of the riders in a slightly more relaxed environment at the Monday post-race test to gauge their opinion on the move.
Smiles were sparse in the Avintia Blusens garage following a difficult second round of the season in Texas. Hector Barbera had been confident of challenging for top CRT spot, but he and teammate Hiroshi Aoyama could only struggle to 18th and 17th places, respectively.
At the Circuito de Jerez next month, fans will receive a unique opportunity to discover the MotoGP™ paddock. On Thursday 2nd May, the latest edition of the Day of Champions will be staged to help fund Riders for Health’s humanitarian program in Africa.