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Dovizioso "glad" to be considered Qatar favourite

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso says he’s “glad” to be considered the favourite for victory in the opening round of the new MotoGP season in Qatar. Although Dovizioso did not top of any of the nine days of pre-season testing, his long run pace in last week’s final pre-season test at the Losail track has marked him out as one of the main contenders ahead of the curtain raiser on March 18.  Reigning champion Marc Marquez estimated Dovizioso to be “six or seven tenths” faster after the second day of Qatar testing, expressing concern at the apparent ease with which his rival was able to set competitive laptimes. “I’m glad so many people think that, and I’m very happy with how...
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