The Mission Winnow Ducati team is ready to take it back to the track at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló (Spain) for the seventh round of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship. Less than two weeks ago, the squad took an emotional victory in the Italian Grand Prix – Ducati’s third consecutive win at Mugello – with Danilo Petrucci first under the checkered flag in a race that went down to the wire and Andrea Dovizioso third, just three tenths of a second behind his teammate. The circuit on the outskirts of Barcelona also evokes nice memories for the Borgo Panigale factory, which conquered its first ever MotoGP win there with Loris Capirossi in 2003 – in what was only Ducati’s sixth outing in the MotoGP class – and more recently triumphed in the last two editions of the Catalunya GP, with Dovizioso in 2017 and Lorenzo in 2018.
Dovizioso, who competed in his 300th race in the world championship at Mugello, is currently second in the championship, just 12 points behind provisional leader Márquez, and is ready to battle on the Catalan track. Petrucci, who always finished within the top ten with Ducati at Montmeló except from a DNF in 2017 is determined to keep the momentum after scoring his first podium of 2019 at Le Mans and winning his first ever MotoGP race at Mugello. After six rounds, Ducati is second in the Manufacturers standings with 115 points, while the Mission Winnow Ducati team leads the Team rankings with 185 points.