Dovizioso is taking a sabbatical in 2021 after dropping his place at Ducati on the finish of final season following eight years with the Italian marque.
He was supplied a race seat with Aprilia for 2021 in addition to a number of check rider roles – together with the Yamaha gig that went to Cal Crutchlow – however declined all offers to work in the direction of a full-time MotoGP race return in 2022.
Aprilia introduced final month it had struck an settlement with Dovizioso for him to journey the RS-GP at a personal check at Jerez from 12-14 April.
Nevertheless, it stay unclear what each events’ finish recreation is from this check, with Dovizioso’s supervisor final month admitting any form of race return in 2021 with Aprilia was unlikely.
When requested by Autosport to clarify why he was motivated to hold out this check, Dovizioso mentioned: “It’s as a result of nonetheless my ardour is for MotoGP and I want to race subsequent 12 months.
“So, I feel it was sensible to be on monitor and I’m actually completely satisfied as a result of Aprilia gave me the chance to do this and in the best manner.
“So, I’m actually completely satisfied about that and I feel it’s constructive in any case if I’ll race subsequent 12 months or not.
“The chance to journey a MotoGP bike is at all times good and to have the ability to do it on this manner, in knowledgeable manner, not simply using, it’s what I want to do, it’s in the best way I wish to do.
Andrea Dovizioso, Aprilia
“So, it was not simple to say no and all the things was organised within the immediately, so I feel it was sensible to do it.”
Dovizioso spent the three days at Jerez largely engaged on adjusting his place on the RS-GP having spent eight years on the Ducati, and says he didn’t go too deep into improvement work on the Aprilia consequently.
Refusing to be drawn on what lap instances he managed – although famous they weren’t “too unhealthy” – Dovizioso didn’t say in what areas the RS-GP impressed or dissatisfied him, however revealed an additional check is prone to happen at Mugello within the subsequent month.
“To talk about the lap instances, I don’t suppose is simply too clever as a result of if you find yourself not feeling 100% with the place on the bike it’s not vital,” he added.
“As I instructed you earlier than, the velocity of the MotoGP rider could be quick with each bike, the hole is small however this isn’t the purpose, particularly when you take a look at the race all people is in a single second [of the best pace].
“So, this isn’t the purpose; to be on prime you want various things.
“Subsequent, I feel we are going to do one other check as a result of we wish to work a bit extra on the place of the bike and that’s the important thing to attempt different issues and takes time.
“So, I feel we are going to organise one other check, perhaps to be in Mugello in a single month kind of. And that’s the plan.”