Dovizioso: Michelin's wet MotoGP tyre situation not 'under control'

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso believes Michelin does not have its wet MotoGP tyres "under control" following the dramas that arose during the Czech Grand Prix

Dovizioso: Michelin's wet MotoGP tyre situation not 'under control'

Along with Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, factory Ducati pair Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone and Pramac Ducati's Scott Redding reported losing parts of their soft-compound wet fronts during the Brno race, having formed the early lead group.

Dovizioso was the first to strike trouble, on lap 10, and retired after trying intermediates on his second bike briefly.

"I'm very disappointed because we are going home with zero points," Dovizioso said.

"What happened I'm not too surprised [about] because the front tyre we used was really, really soft, so in that condition with not a lot of water it can happen.

"But I'm not happy with the allocation we have, because we had the extra-soft tyre we used at the Sachsenring and the hardest tyre from our allocation.

"So the gap is too big for me, because with these two tyres we can't make every race, every different asphalt, different temperature and these two tyres I don't think are the right choice for all the races.

"I think Michelin still don't have the situation under control with the rain, so we need more specifications in this moment.

"When you lose a piece of the tyre it is dangerous."

Iannone led a race-high 12 laps but after being passed by victor Cal Crutchlow - one of two riders on the hard front - and Valentino Rossi, then dropped from third to eighth in the last three laps.

Redding fared even worse, falling to finish 15th, having reported a similar feeling to his rear-tyre problems in Argentina earlier this year.

"I am very happy about most of the race because we were out in front and I was trying my best to manage the tyres on the front and the rear," Iannone said.

"But unfortunately when I arrived at the last seven laps, it was very difficult to control the situation because my tyre in front was destroyed,

"I didn't push too much from the beginning, I was not at 100%, I was at 80%, 70% for the whole race.

"But the last part of the race for me was impossible to ride, not just to push."

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