After Friday's first session of free practice for the MotoGP class in Brno, a small group of journalists attended Andrea Dovizioso's media debrief in the Repsol Honda hospitality. Dovizioso talked about a number of things, but the main topic of conversation was the state of his contract negotiations. Here's what Dovizioso had to say about the state of play.
Q: Do you have any idea about your contract for next year? You're still taking to Honda?
Andrea Dovizioso: Yes. We're still talking and nothing's fixed. Our target is to continue.
Q: To continue in the factory Repsol Honda team?
Q: And not as an HRC factory rider in another team?
AD: No. Our idea is this one, we need to find a way for everybody to be happy, and we're still working on that. Sure, this weekend I think we can make a big step, but I don't know when it will be fixed.
Q: When do you think it will be fixed?
AD: Maximum end of this month.
Q: Would it be acceptable for you if Honda were to offer you the same support in another team?
AD: I don't want to think about all possible options. Our target is this [to remain in Repsol Honda - MM].
Q: But you have options, you have alternatives...
AD: I have, but I don't want to think about them. Our idea is to stay here.