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Dovizioso looking forward to MotoGP race debut

Dovizioso looking forward to MotoGP race debut

The second evening of MotoGPs groundbreaking night test in Qatar saw JiR Team Scots Andrea Dovizioso round off the preparations for his rookie premier class season in satisfactory style, completing the session in sixth place on the timesheet.

The second evening of MotoGPs groundbreaking night test in Qatar saw JiR Team Scots Andrea Dovizioso round off the preparations for his rookie premier class season in satisfactory style, completing the session in sixth place on the timesheet.

Having also lapped fourth quickest on Thursday - and after an impressive winter testing programme overall - the 250cc graduate can look forward to his MotoGP race debut at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar next weekend full of confidence.

During the Losail test Dovizioso and his mechanics worked on finalising the race setting for his Honda RC212V, with the popular Italian rider looking comfortable in the unique riding conditions at the desert circuit.

I was fast for the whole day. Fast and consistent, said Dovizioso. Our whole technical package has been finalised for the race and I was looking for the best lap time possible on the qualifying tyres even though we only used them in the last part of the test when we had low temperatures and when the damp conditions were increasing.

The racetrack temperature was lower compared to yesterday, but we didnt change our schedule, he added. Im satisfied with our technical partners as theyre doing a great job. Were leaving Qatar and looking forward to the race expecting to be up at the front.

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MotoGP, 2008, Andrea Dovizioso

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