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Dovizioso takes Aussie thriller

Dovizioso takes Aussie thriller

Dovizioso takes Aussie thriller

Newly crowned 125 Champion Andrea Dovizioso scored his fifth win of the season in Phillip Island. The Kopron Team Scot rider took the chequered flag ahead of Derbi's Jorge Lorenzo and local hero Casey Stoner, aboard the KTM, after being involved in a three-way struggle with those two riders for most of the race.

Lorenzo and Stoner, who suffered a heavy crash in the warm-up, crossed the line with less than a thousand of a second between them, and a photo-finish was needed to determine the final outcome.

Roberto Locatelli proved unable to match the front-runners' pace, but fourth was good enough to allow him to maintain in second of the Championship ahead of Hector Barbera. The young Spaniard fought alongside Steve Jenkner and Gino Borsoi and eventually took sixth behind the German.

French youngster Mike di Meglio took eighth behind team mate / team manager Gino Borsoi, and ahead of Alvaro Bautista and Sergio Gadea.

While Dovizioso added 25 points to his tally, Locatelli consolidated his second position but Lorenzo moved up to third, only 3 points adrift with a 179 points total. Barbera is now fourth with 177 points.

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Tags:
125cc, 2004, CINZANO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, RAC

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