After the long forced break caused by the Coronavirus emergency, the MotoGP World Championship will finally kick off this weekend at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera with the first Grand Prix of the 2020 season.
The event, which will be held behind closed doors, will mark the end of the prolonged abstinence from track action for the two Ducati riders, which lasts from the pre-season testing in Qatar at the end of February.
Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso, recovering from a left collarbone injury, is one of those riders keenly looking forward to getting back to racing.
For Dovizioso, who had confirmed himself as runner-up in the World Championship for the third time in a row in 2019, it will be the 13th season in MotoGP and the eighth with his Ducati team from Borgo Panigale.
“Finally, it’s the time that all of us riders have been waiting for months,” said Dovizioso.
“The World Championship begins, and this is great news for everyone!
“After the collarbone operation, I continued to work hard to try to get as ready as possible for the Spanish GP.
“I feel pretty good, my feelings are positive, but until I get in the saddle of the Desmosedici GP, I don’t know what my real conditions are. We will have to get used to the heat of Jerez and, given the short schedule, it will be even more important to be constant and make no mistakes. In any case, being able to see the team and to compete is what I want most right now! Let the action begin!”
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