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Dovizioso enjoys best qualifying result of the season

Dovizioso enjoys best qualifying result of the season

JiR Team Scot boss Luca Montiron was understandably impressed by Andrea Dovizioso´s efforts as he qualified just off the front row in Germany.

Saturday was a good day for JiR Team Scot rider Andrea Dovizioso at the Sachsenring as he achieved his best qualifying result to date in the premier class, missing out on the front row by just 0.137s.

The young Italian therefore starts at the front of the second row, and his team boss Luca Montiron is hopeful of another good result on Sunday at the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Montiron told MotoGP, `Today is Andrea´s best qualifying result so far and I trust that we will be towards the front tomorrow. That must be our target and I think the machine is working well, the tyres too and I expect that tomorrow we will have a real chance to finish close to the podium.´

Asked about plans to retain Dovizioso´s services next year following recent speculation that he could be offered a move elsewhere, Montiron replied, `I think we have created a good situation for him. I don´t know exactly what his intentions are, but I think we have to sit down with our partners to work out what our strategy will be. As a private team we need a rider who can help us be competitive, but we also need to create the conditions to reach our potential. For this reason our target is to keep the same package.´

On his own performance on Saturday, Dovizioso commented, `I can be very satisfied about our progress made in qualifying conditions today. Using a race front tyre I found a good way to better use the rear qualifying tyre and in the last run I was able to take fourth position.´

`Tomorrow will be different from recent race starts, as we begin the race near to the front and I will need to use at the maximum this sort of advantage to be immediately with the leaders, which is why I do think we can have a very good race. Sachsenring doesn´t require incredible levels of power, but instead it´s better to ride with an engine that has a smooth power delivery and that´s just like the one we have.´

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

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