I would venture to say that at this early, early, stage it is not looking like a career killer for Dovi either. At this stage I don't think you have to win on the Ducati to be successful. Just outpace your teammates, qualify well and continue to get TV time, and help develop the bike. I think Ducati will be happy with this.
And the other factories have to be noticing that Dovi seems to be over-acheiving on the Duc just like we are noticing it.
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