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Dovizioso eyes 250 move

Dovizioso eyes 250 move

Dovizioso eyes 250 move

Andrea Dovizioso says he is keen on a move up to the 250cc World Championship next season, once he is done with the small matter of winning the 125cc title. Despite picking up his first ‘dnf' of the season in Portugal two weeks ago, the Italian youngster arrives at the twelfth round of the season at Motegi this weekend on top of the standings, where he has been since the opening round in South Africa, by 20 points.

The Honda protégé, who took over the factory machine from the outgoing champion Dani Pedrosa, has ridden consistently all season, taking top four finishes in all the first ten races. He now has five races left to claim the title under increasing pressure from Hector Barbera and Roberto Locatelli.

"I came into this season wanting to win the 125 title, but there's a difference between thinking about it and actually doing it!" says Dovizioso. "At the moment things are just as I expected them to and I'm very happy that everything's going well at the moment.

"I expected both Barbera and Locatelli to be as competitive as they are proving to be. This year I got the official bike and I'm grateful for that. Honda believed in me, that I could do something, and now I'm first in the standings - I hope it stays that way!

"But we have everything, Honda gave us this bike this year, and the team have worked hard and the bike is going well. For next year I want to go into 250, although I don't know who with yet, but I want a 250."

Click the video link at the top of the page to see this interview in its full and original version and enjoy some of the best moments of Dovizioso's season so far.

125cc, 2004, CAMEL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Andrea Dovizioso

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