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Dovizioso hopes to fine tune settings on Saturday

Dovizioso hopes to fine tune settings on Saturday

Andrea Dovizioso was 13th fastest in free practice at the Alice Grand Prix de France on Friday and aims to move up the timesheets on Saturday.

The fifth Grand Prix weekend of his debut premier class season opened with Andrea Dovizioso further down the Le Mans free practice timesheets than he would have hoped for, as he makes adjustments to his Honda RC212V JiR Team Scot machinery, which has recently been provided with a new clutch.

Andrea Dovizioso – 13th

`Today we had a lot of things to try and we worked hard on final setting of the new clutch that Honda put at our disposal. Immediately my feeling is that it is smoother, but the final tuning has to be done tomorrow. I also tried some new Michelin tyres. We will definitely decide what to use tomorrow for both qualifying and the race, especially for the race when we consider that we need a good pace for all 28 laps! This morning we started very well with the seventh best time, but in the afternoon I was not going any faster and I was not looking at lap times as we evaluated our package. The condition of the track is good, we have some basic settings which are good everywhere but we need to make a step forward tomorrow because we need a good grid position for Sunday.´


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