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Podium finishes are the goal for Dovizioso

Podium finishes are the goal for Dovizioso

Speaking at Thursday's Gran Premio bwin.com de España pre-event press conference JiR Team Scot's MotoGP rookie Andrea Dovizioso reviewed his remarkable debut performance in Qatar and stated his aim to be pushing for top three finishes as the season progresses.

Speaking at Thursday's Gran Premio bwin.com de España pre-event press conference JiR Team Scot's MotoGP rookie Andrea Dovizioso reviewed his remarkable debut performance in Qatar and stated his aim to be pushing for top three finishes as the season progresses.

The Italian premier class debutant said of his exciting Losail International circuit performance, which resulted in a fourth place finish, `The first five laps in Qatar were very fast, and the fighting was unbelievable. Then the last three laps, especially for me, with Valentino Rossi, the battle was great. Fourth position in the first race was very good, but now we want to improve and fight for the podium.´

On whether the result of the race in front of him was a surprise to the popular young 250cc graduate, he added, `We know that Casey Stoner and Ducati are very fast. The fastest rider and the fastest team. Also Jorge Lorenzo in the test and on the Grand Prix weekend in Qatar was very fast and that Valentino in the test in Qatar did not have the best pace, so for me the result was not a big surprise.´

Commenting on the special relationship with his Team Scot backers that has seen him come through the ranks with the same group of people behind him, Dovizioso also noted, `I'm very happy to be with the same team. We are a satellite team but it's very important to have a good team and good family. This has helped me for sure.´

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MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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