Skip to Content

Our Thought On Dovizioso and Vinales – Spanish GP 2019

May 8, 2019 • admin

A second 4th place finish in a row for Ducati rider, Andrea Dovizioso and a comeback podium finish for Yamaha rider, Maverick Vinales – here are our thoughts and analysis on these performances from the Spanish Grand Prix.

Photo Source:

Dovi Dovi Dovi…

Prior to the race, we wrote up a brief piece on Dovizioso explaining his past struggles in Jerez and what we needed to see from him going into the first European GP. Now I’m not sure if Dovizioso got his hands on our rider release but boy did he deliver! Starting off the grid in P4, the Ducati rider patiently stayed back, studied his opponents and preserved his tires before executing his plan of attack. So where did he excel on this circuit?

Everyone, meet sector 4, AKA Dovizoso territory!

AD held the strongest average consistency in sectors 2 and 4. He also held the fastest average sector 4 times. Why did this give him such a leg up? T4 is one of the longer sectors at this circuit meaning it gave Dovizioso more ground to exploit his strengths and pressure his opponenets. Additionally, no other riders had such a strong combination in sector 4, meaninig they either excelled in speed or consistency, but not both. While Dovizioso was able utilize T4 EACH lap, other riders relied on consistent, slow times or a mixed blessing of inconsistent times.


Photo Source:

Maverick Vinales – We Missed You

It was nice to see Yamaha rider, Maverick Vinales, back on the podium this weekend at Jerez. It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Vinales in the top 3, and after a jump start penalty in Texas, the Spanish rider came into race weekend determined as ever.

What did we like about Maverick’s performance at Jerez?

Faster average times than we’ve seen from him this season, a solid average consistency that ranked him 3rd out of all the riders, anddddd a significantly stronger prey index! Vinales maintained a defensive riding style which allowed him to keep others from overtaking him. His indexes were not the strongest of the pack, but his improved prey-like technique complimented his smooth riding style and ultimately reflected the Vinales we’ve missed oh so much.


Full steam ahead as we prepare for the French Grand Prix!



By Julia Robinson

One opinion on “Our Thought On Dovizioso and Vinales – Spanish GP 2019

  1. It is perfect time to make some plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy.
    I’ve read this submit and if I may I desire to recommend you few fascinating things or suggestions.
    Maybe you could write next articles regarding
    this article. I wish to learn more things approximately it!
    I absolutely love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you create this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my very own site and
    would like to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is
    called. Thank you! Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that
    “perfect balance” between user friendliness and appearance.
    I must say you’ve done a fantastic job with
    this. In addition, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Safari.
    Outstanding Blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.