“I can say that the first part of the season has gone well and beyond all the expectations. Especially, Mugello was a huge turning point that gave us great satisfaction. If we think at what we did in Mugello and Assen and the qualifying in Barcellona and Sachsenring, I will give a good 8. It was a great satisfaction to go at podium in Mugello with an Italian rider, for me it was almost like winning. Then at Assen we were almost there, and a win there would allow us to get a 9 or even a 10. However, we will work hard in order to achieve what we could not in the first part of the season”.
“For the second part of the season we should try to consolidate what we have done until today, because we are happy, we have found a good balance with the bike and a good set up. The bike is responding well, moreover we have improved as a team. Danilo has improved as our partnership with Ducati. However, even if we have done a very good first part of the season, in the second half we should try to consolidate, because obviously we aim to obtain other podiums, first row start, a pole positions – why not – and clearly a victory”.