Factory Ducati MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci said that he is curious to see how his race unfolds, starting from the middle of the front row, for the first time in 2019.
The Italian hasn’t been on the front row of a MotoGP grid since Germany 2018 and after securing his best qualifying position since becoming a factory MotoGP rider; Petrucci said that he is curious to see what he can do from the front row of the grid.
“I already said on Tuesday that my target was to start on the first two rows and we did a very good job,” said the 28-year-old.
“The team made a good strategy and we wanted to start with the rain to understand the condition, but it was very difficult. Lap-by-lap the situation became more difficult.
“I’m happy to have scored this first row. My races have been good this year, but the qualifying has been very, very bad. So I am very curious to see how my race will be starting from the first row.”
Despite getting some of his best results coming in the rain, Petrucci is eager to dispel the notion that he likes the wet. When asked about if he would like Sunday’s race to be wet, he said: “To be honest not the conditions like today because that was very, very difficult to stay up for 27 laps.
“But maybe it will be like this, so it will be a tough race but seriously I prefer the dry, but we cannot decide the weather. The good thing is that we are fast in every condition, so I am quite confident.”