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Dovizioso: `Fifth the best we could have done´

Dovizioso: `Fifth the best we could have done´

Andrea Dovizioso believes that he did all that was possible en route to fifth place in Assen.

Fifth in the A-Style TT Assen, JiR Team Scot´s Andrea Dovizioso was delighted despite a podium place still eluding him in his rookie year. Both he and his team will now push for further improvement for Sachsenring.

Andrea Dovizioso – Fifth

`I´m very happy with this fifth place, I believe this is the maximum that we could achieve today. I started well and in the early stages of race I was faster than some of the other riders, managing to stay in front, even though we started from the fourth row of the grid where usually it's hard to recover and get with the leaders. When Valentino fell, this opened a gap for me and I benefited from it and stayed in fifth position. After a few laps Vermeulen was behind me, so when he came past I wanted to see where he was faster and whether he could drag us further on. He wasn´t faster than me, so I overtook him, as I knew Colin was coming. Colin passed Chris and I was unable to stop him passing me. He then had a pace I could not match. Yesterday I thought we would be able to have a better rhythm, but our result today could not have been better. We struggle to fight for the podium positions and it seems that fourth or fifth is `our´ position in the race. We are working well and happy with the results, even if we want better.´

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

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