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Dovizioso raises expectations after latest fifth place

Dovizioso raises expectations after latest fifth place

On the rise in the premier class, Andre Dovizioso is setting new goals after a great ride in Germany.

JiR Team Scot´s Andrea Dovizioso was once again in fifth place at Sachsenring, a position that he has made his own in recent races. The MotoGP rookie had a fantastic start in the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, and continued to impress on his satellite machinery, but was left wanting more as the series heads to the USA.

Andrea Dovizioso – Fifth

`This fifth place is our third consecutive fifth-placed finish, so we have to be happy. I was also the first rider on Michelin tyres, but I do not know if we made the best choice of what was available or if the competition was better than us with the wet track, but overall I am happy with the quality of work we put in this weekend. We started `in the dark´, as everyone saw that the practice sessions were conducted in dry conditions and we chose a hard rear tyre, which did not allow me to lean to the limit and be fully-fast with my corner speed. When Edwards caught me I didn´t let him go, and maintained contact with him until he made a mistake and fell. I want to say after this good qualifying session and good start I was expecting a little more. Now we go straight to Laguna Seca in the United States, which is a very `particular´ and unique track, one which I´m very curious about as I´ve never raced there before´

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

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