After securing the double win last week (Italian GP and Catalan GP), Andrea Dovizioso is fulfilling the dreams of all the Ducati fans. The manufacturer from Borgo Panigale, Italy, hasn't celebrated two victories in a row since 2010 with Casey Stoner. There is just one question everyone is asking: what is the secret behind this rider's recent come back? Up until the first half of the last championship, Dovizioso had only won one MotoGP race.
Now, in just seven days, he has added another two wins for a total of three when counting the 2016 Malaysia GP at the end of last season. He has undergone a total transformation in the last 12-15 races, probably due to a combination of factors. This rise coincided with his adopting a specific Brembo technical solution, that appeared to have been forgotten.
Over the course of the second part of last season, Dovizioso got used to managing the rear brake with a hand lever, one that the Brembo engineers had dusted off to provide a technical solution just for him. In the last few months, Andrea has gotten very good at using this instrument and not just to slow the bike down in braking sections, but also to stay balanced when accelerating.
To prevent dangerous skidding, Dovizioso uses the calibrated "clamps", which give him a kind of traction control that is literally manual. Let's take a better look at the advantages that there might be to using this unusual rear master cylinder designed and built by Brembo.