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Dovizioso pleased with early 800cc findings

Andrea Dovizioso commenced his MotoGP adventure in the post-season winter tests demonstrating the same diligent work ethic which saw him make rapid progress in the 250cc and 125cc categories.

Andrea Dovizioso commenced his MotoGP adventure in the post-season winter tests demonstrating the same diligent work ethic which saw him make rapid progress in the 250cc and 125cc categories - and the Italian rider has nothing to fear in his debut season in the premier class next year judging by his lap times thus far.

The two-time runner-up in the quarter litre World Championship, who will ride for the newly formed JiR Team Scot outfit in MotoGP next year, spoke to motogp.com about his early experiences with 800cc machinery on the last day of 2007 testing at Jerez last week, where he concluded the visit a creditable fourth on the timesheet.

"We've started very well, in Valencia and especially Malaysia, we've been able to go fast and the feeling with the bike was quite easy, which helped us. I've never raced with a four-stroke before so it's new for me, but I'm very happy about the team and the bike which is not as bad as other riders have said and we'll get the new bike next year," he commented.

Speaking specifically about the differences between quarter litre capacity engines and the 800cc machinery he will use next season, the Italian explained: "It's completely different to a 250cc, there is more power so that is the problem. However with a 250cc it had to be more precise so it was difficult. A MotoGP bike allows you to make little mistakes, such as on the brakes and you don't lose too much time."

To see Dovizioso's full interview follow the video link on the left.

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MotoGP, 2007, Andrea Dovizioso

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