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Dovizioso learns from following Stoner

Dovizioso learns from following Stoner

Home rider Andrea Dovizioso learnt the ropes at Mugello by following Ducati´s Casey Stoner

Riding at his first MotoGP home race, JiR Team Scot´s Andrea Dovizioso used the experience of the reigning premier class World Champion to learn his lines for the big occasion. Such work earned positive results, but the Italian´s session wasn´t without incident.

Andrea Dovizioso– 6th

`Today we did a good job and we are satisfied about the result because I was able to ride strong with good lap times and the feeling in the wet was constantly improving. I found Casey Stoner and followed him for a little while, seeing the right lines to take around Mugello. It is also important to go well on the straight but there was a puddle, which created an aquaplane effect, which reduced the grip and made the risk of crashing high. I tried different solutions of Michelin tyres and after using a soft kind, we used another and I improved my feeling and my lap-times. I'm also happy because I made my run with a good safety margin without pushing to the limit very much. The weather forecast says the next few days will be better but today was very important because I rode in very difficult conditions but this has been an important experience for the next time.´

MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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