Domenicali – Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s CEO, has spent his life in Borgo Panigale. The engineer is a manager of “Rosse”, but especially a lover and he does not lose a GP. “Even in front of the television, I’ve never been able to see the races so detached and professional. I get excited much, for fuller or for worse.” The aspiration is to bring home a victory that is missing from 2010. The best time of Andrea Iannone has warmed the hearts of Ducati fans, but particularly the presence of Casey Stoner in the box, the only world champion in the Ducati’s history of MotoGP.
Mugello is a special stage and it is the “home” race for Domenicali and Ducati. “Last year we found a fantastic second place. Technically it shouldn’t be different from other races. However, the hot weather and many fans make the real difference. We have a very competitive motorcycle. It has been picked up on a few occasions. I think that the triumphs will come.” adds Claudio Domenicali. Ducati is one of the greatest stars of the market drivers and Domenicali believes that the team have already completed their “puzzle” for 2017 season might have affected in the 2016 season. “Some influence they held. We had a start to the season with outstanding complexity. Unfortunately, there are market dynamics that they cannot stop and must be observed. But the problems were more. The change of supplier of tires has affected on ride characteristics. We saw so many falls among the top riders and is not normal“.
Claudio Domenicali and Ducati’s choice
Then talk about Jorge Lorenzo. “We have hired the world champion Jorge Lorenzo and it is a readable signal. It is readable that the pilot is not enough. We need a team and the perfect harmony. We arrived in an instant from achieving great results, under the management of Gigi Dall’Igna. The company has grown and it is healthy. Ducati has the option to invest both in the product and in competitions. We have amazing friends and fans. We must win for them.” And explains why remains Dovizioso. “There’s a really good relationship with Dovizioso. He was part of our recovery. He is a big team player even when the situation was much more critical now. He will be the perfect teammate of Lorenzo.“