'Tough to accept’ double DNF for Ducati

Published: 10 May 2016

Ducati Corse manager Gigi Dall’Igna has admitted that the weekend’s double DNF at Le Mans, after both Andrea Iannone and Dovizioso crashed out of Sunday’s race, was difficult to accept.

However, despite the difficult weekend, the Italian was quick to take the positives from the weekend, pointing out the strong pace that the pair will hope to take into next week’s home round for the squad at Mugello.

“A double retirement is always tough to accept, especially on a weekend in which the Desmosedici GP and both our riders demonstrated an excellent competitive level.

“If we want to find something positive however, we can say that after a very difficult Spanish GP at Jerez, here at Le Mans we finally got back to fighting for the top positions both in practice and the race.

“Now we have to quickly put behind us today’s disappointment and focus on our home race, the Italian GP at Mugello, where we will do our best to give some satisfaction to all our fans and enthusiasts.”