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‘No worries' for Dovizioso in Australia

‘No worries' for Dovizioso in Australia

‘No worries' for Dovizioso in Australia

As the locals in Australia might say, Andrea Dovizioso has "no worries" as he arrives Down Under this week, having already clinched the 125cc World Championship title at Sepang.

Previous title holder Dani Pedrosa had the famous phrase emblazoned on his bike in Malaysia last year, having expected to win the title at Phillip Island, and Dovizioso could be forgiven for taking it literally on Sunday as he races for victory without the pressure of the championship resting on his shoulders.

Second place for the Italian behind Casey Stoner two days ago made him the fourth youngest World Champion of all time, whilst victory for Stoner was his first of the season and the first ever for Austrian manufacturers KTM.

Stoner rides at his home Grand Prix this weekend looking to end a record sequence of thirty-seven races without a rider in the 125cc class winning back to back races and make up for his disappointment last season, when he crashed out of the lead after five laps.

Despite the fact that the title chase is now over, the fight for second place is still very much alive, with just ten points separating three riders. Roberto Locatelli is currently on course for the runner-up spot but Hector Barberá is just two points behind, despite his crash at Sepang whilst Jorge Lorenzo, who retired in Malaysia, is just a further eight points back.

125cc, 2004, CINZANO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso

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