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Dovizioso clear about direction despite afternoon crash

Dovizioso clear about direction despite afternoon crash

Unable to improve upon his morning time on Friday, Andrea Dovizioso is eyeing improvement on Saturday at Sachsenring.

Andrea Dovizioso´s Friday in Sachsenring may have been hit by an afternoon crash, but the JiR Team Scot rider believes that his morning information will still guide him to better things on Saturday. He lost grip on the fast downhill section of the German circuit, but regained confidence soon after.

Andrea Dovizioso – Ninth

`The first day of tests at Sachsenring ended positively, because this morning we went well, and I was fifth, while in the afternoon we have been slowed by the crash and the weather conditions. The fall was unexpected, because I just lost the front with no real warning, but thankfully the crash had no physical consequences for me. As regards the time, however, the track temperature had risen by about ten degrees making it difficult to improve the provisional lap time. Despite the crash, I was still satisfied thanks to the work we had done in the morning. After the crash, inevitably we lost precious minutes and it took time to return to the feeling with the bike we had in the morning, but there were no problems and we were able to make comparisons and suspension settings that have given us some clear indications of the right direction to head in. My feelings are the same on the track though, it's too narrow and slow.´

MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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