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Dovizioso overtakes Lorenzo in 250cc

Dovizioso overtakes Lorenzo in 250cc

Dovizioso overtakes Lorenzo in 250cc

Andrea Dovizioso was the main beneficiary of the first corner incident in Turkey, in which 250cc World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was forced out of contention. The 2004 125cc World Champion lies two points ahead of the Majorca at the top of the tree, six ahead of Hiroshi Aoyama.

"It was an incredible race, with lots of overtaking and dangerous contact. On the last lap, De Angelis and Barbera touched on the straight at some 265kph. It could have ended up very seriously, but fortunately nobody was harmed," explained Dovizioso."

Aoyama made the most of the immediate confusion, escaping to victory whilst Dovizioso stepped onto the third step on the podium behind the Japanese rider and Barbera.

The Humangest Racing rider tops the leaderboard for the second time in his career. The first occasion was after last year's Chinese Grand Prix, although he lost the position after the next race in Le Mans.

Tags:
250cc, 2006, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso

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