New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Dovizioso ends English trip with fighting fifth

Dovizioso ends English trip with fighting fifth

After a weekend of variable weather conditions at the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship, Andrea Dovizioso brought his satellite Honda home in fifth place at a windy Donington Park.

Andrea Dovizioso achieved an important fifth place result for the JiR Team Scot satellite outfit at the bwin.com British Grand Prix, having started in his best grid position to date in the premier class in sixth.

Dovizioso started well and was able to stay with the leading group early on as Casey Stoner pushed away out front. Battling throughout the race with the likes of Dani Pedrosa, Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards, the young Italian was pleased to come home in the top five, maintaining his sixth place overall in the World Championship standings.

Andrea Dovizioso – fifth

`This fifth position is an important result for us and I´m happy about it. I made a good start, which allowed me to make a lot of overtaking and for some laps I was there with Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa. In the first part of the race I´m generally faster than other riders and this allows me to gain some positions straight after the start. Then Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards came back at me quite quickly. I was behind Nicky for a few laps but when I saw Colin arriving I decided to overtake him and improve my pace. It went well with Nicky as I passed him, but not so well with Colin who beat me to the chequered flag. I was able to maintain a good pace, but the bike showed the same little problem of balance that we had on Friday. In Assen at the next race it will be crucial to produce another good result like this one.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, bwin.com BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

Other updates you may be interested in ›