Andrea Dovizioso injured his right knee in a fall during a private or unofficial test of Ducati in Misano. The extent of the injuries is not yet known, nor is it known whether the Italian will be able to compete in the race for the British Grand Prix next weekend. Dovizioso, together with his teammate Andrea Iannone, tested new parts in Misano, and by the time of the accident he had driven as many as 93 laps, and his best time was 1.33.195. Iannone drove 59 laps and the best time of 1.33.115 was only slightly better than Dovizioso’s. Ducati racers were accompanied by Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl, who tested new parts for the Aprilia factory team, and Mika Kallio and Karel Abram, who gained new kilometers on KTM's RC16 motorcycle. On the trail, however, s
The Aprilia team reached an agreement with Marco Melandri to end their cooperation. After four years of racing in the Superbike, the Italian returned to the MotoGP caravan this year, where he did not achieve any visible results this year. The once-winning racer ranked last in all of this year’s qualifying races, and his best achievement in the race was 18th place in France. His team-mate Alvaro Bautista has been doing slightly better, having scored 11 points so far. Instead of Melandri, Michael Laverty will perform at the German Grand Prix in Sachsenring.