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Dovizioso ‘paid dearly’ for wrong French GP tyre choice

Andrea Dovizioso says he is “very disappointed” to not make a larger dent in Fabio Quartararo’s points lead after making an error with tyre choice for the French Grand Prix. The factory Ducati racer opted for soft-compound rain tyres front and rear, but paid the price late on as the track dried out-causing his tyres to wear significantly and causing him to fade to fourth after briefly holding the lead in the latter stages of the contest. The three-time MotoGP series vice champion admitted he “expected a bit more” from the rain affected event, having confirmed his rear tyre was “finished” by the end of the 26 lap encounter. “I expected a bit more from the race as the feeling...
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