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Dovizioso hails `incredible´ Rossi

Dovizioso hails `incredible´ Rossi

Andre Dovizioso was full of praise for poleman Valentino Rossi after qualifying in Mugello, but played down his own chances of a podium.

Thirteenth on the grid for his home Grand Prix, JiR Team Scot rookie Andrea Dovizioso faces a race against time to improve his prospects for Sunday´s race. Whilst he was downbeat about his own chances, the magnanimous Italian was full of praise for poleman Valentino Rossi.

Andrea Dovizioso– 13th

` What I know looking at the qualifying times is that Valentino has been incredible! He not only broke the lap record, but clearly has a pace for the race which I think nobody else can match. We are not perfectly set up for the race yet, and when I think of the two different configurations for both race and qualifying I can say that our pace for the race is going to be a little far from the leaders. For this we will need to find solutions in the technical meeting we will have later. We will work hard in the warm-up tomorrow, but I´m not so sure we can totally change our current situation. In qualifying, I´m still struggling to use at the maximum the front tyre, as I cannot maintain the same lines I do with a race tyre. I also have to change my braking and corner entry points and obviously I also have to alter my corner speed. What I´m looking for in general is better stability from the bike and I will have to do the maximum tomorrow in front of my fans as many of them are here. I want to put on a good show for each and every one of them.´

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

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