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Dovizioso pinpoints start as crucial to Assen prospects

Dovizioso pinpoints start as crucial to Assen prospects

JiR Team Scot rider qualifies eleventh on the grid after front end problems in Assen.

Andrea Dovizioso is targeting a top five spot in the Netherlands after qualifying on the fourth row, although he has identified a good start as the key to his chances.

Andrea Dovizioso - Eleventh

`Tomorrow I think I can battle for the fourth or fifth position. Although I will have to make a good start, not make any errors and get to the first corner in a good position, because in the first part of the circuit it´s difficult to overtake! Many other riders are able to run a race-pace near to mine, and I believe that I can still improve a few things during the warm-up session tomorrow. A consistent lap time of around 1m 37.5s is what I'm aiming for, and with this in mind I think we can be in the top five. It seems that I cannot improve my performance on the qualifying tyres, because I do not have the confidence with the front tyre that I need and also a little vibration also disturbed my pace. We still have to do some development on the setting of the suspension before the race, to get it to work a little better during the fast corners on the track, where you really need to have good support from the front tyre.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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