Andrea Dovizioso hoped to find himself in a very different condition on Friday of the second Aragon round, but unfortunately the reality is very hard to swallow. The data returned by the combined classification of the first day of free practice is difficult to misunderstand. The four Ducati GP20s on the track are propping up the grid at the moment, with Dovizioso 19th and closely surrounded by Miller, Petrucci and Bagnaia.
A complex situation, which, however, doesn’t destroy the spirit and determination of Dovizioso, who sees the glass half full at the end of the first day of free practice, despite the fact that the stopwatch has little to show for it.
“As I said yesterday I expected to be more competitive and instead the opposite happened – explained Dovizioso with his usual clarity – today the wind did not help us, the Ducati suffers this problem perhaps more than the other bikes, but in any case I think the Honda riders are the strongest right now, they have a better bike than everyone else and they are fast. They have an incredible pace, something unreal. Only the two Suzukis are at a similar level, they are working very well. We haven’t made any progress, we are suffering with the wind and we have some problems with the tyres. In the afternoon I did not ride much on the soft which was a goal of the session. This year with the soft there