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Satisfaction for prescient Dovizioso in Catalunya

Satisfaction for prescient Dovizioso in Catalunya

Andrea Dovizioso took a fantastic fourth in the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya, behind the three riders he had predicted would break free from the pack.

Andrea Dovizioso was unable to catch the riders he correctly identified on Saturday as the podium finishers, but had a brilliant race in Catalunya onboard the JiR Team Scot Honda RC212V. The Italian put this down to some diligent work on his starting technique, along with the efforts of his team.

Andrea Dovizioso - Fourth

`This was a great race which gave me a lot of satisfaction. Since practice I tested many starts to be ready to go when the red lights went off which is why I had such a good start so I was able to be fast to be able to gain some positions. This is why at the end of lap one I was second. Dani was incredibly fast today, but I was able to stay with Valentino and Casey and was able to keep that pace. The level of competition was very high but when Vale passed Stoner I lost half a second and sadly I was not able to regain this time. Fourth is the same result as Qatar, but the value of this race is different: that was my first MotoGP race but now I have more experience, so this is why I'm looking at improved race-by race results. If I hadn´t lost that half-second I could have fought for the podium and the final satisfaction could have been even bigger. Either way, I´m very happy as even when I was alone I was able to maintain a good rhythm and this is good. I want to thank the team for the excellent technical package we had today!´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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