Andrea Dovizioso will be running a new chassis this weekend at Le Mans, France. Dovi, who usually does well at Le Mans, has been battling the Honda chassis all season, showing only moderate competitive success with the RC212V that has him three points behind teammate Dani Pedrosa in the Championship Series. The new chassis is the same setup that HRC tested at Jerez with good results, which should bode well for the Italian rider.
“After the improvements we found during the Monday Test in Jerez, I think we will be very competitive,” said Dovizioso.”In fact we will use the new chassis we tested in Jerez and I’m very positive about our potential. Le Mans is a slow racetrack. It looks easy on paper but in reality it’s quite a tricky place to interpret, and riding at maximum pace is a good challenge.”
We’ll find out Sunday if the new RC212V chassis is the recipe HRC has been looking for in order to get back into the MotoGP fight.