Aug 21, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Ducati Corse
FIM MotoGP World Championship: Ducati's Nicky Hayden (69) and Andrea Dovizioso (04).
Ducati Team returns to Europe for Czech Republic GP
With the first round of a tripleheader behind them, the Ducati Team heads straight from Indianapolis to the Czech Republic for the eleventh round of the MotoGP championship, set to take place at the Brno Circuit this Sunday.
Constructed in the mid-’80s, the track presents a formidable challenge for the teams and riders, as it features a diverse collection of corner types and a number of climbs and descents. Fast, flowing, and wide, it is among the most popular circuits on the calendar.
Each of the Ducati Team riders has posted a premier-class podium finish at the Czech Republic GP, Andrea Dovizioso earning a runner-up result in 2011, and his American teammate Nicky Hayden finishing third in 2007. The Italian has also earned three runner-up finishes in the 125 and 250cc divisions.
Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team
“Brno is a circuit that’s really nice and quite challenging. The track is very different from Indianapolis, and it will be interesting to see how my Ducati goes there. I like the up-and-down layout, and and I’m happy to go straight there for another race after Indianapolis. Still, although I’ve had some podiums there in the past, it’s not one of my favourite circuits.”
Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team
“I missed Brno last year with an injury, but it’s one of the best tracks in the championship. It’s very open and fast, and I like it a lot. We’re in a busy stretch coming off Indy, but it’s no secret that I like racing, so I enjoy back-to-back races. I expect a challenging weekend in the Czech Republic, but as always, we look forward to doing our best.”
Vittoriano Guareschi – Team Manager
“After Indianapolis, we go straight to Brno, a circuit that has quite a bit of elevation change and is similar to Mugello in some ways. After the race in Indianapolis, we know that our riders are both very motivated! Brno is a track that we know quite well, and it will be important for us to start working well immediately, beginning on Friday morning.”