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JiR Team Scot want maximum support for Indianapolis visit

JiR Team Scot want maximum support for Indianapolis visit

Andrea Dovizioso and the JiR Team Scot outfit have requested the highest degree of help from their technical partners for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Andrea Dovizioso was certain that he had done all that was possible two weeks ago at Misano, and both he and his JiR Team Scot outfit are pushing for help from the likes of Honda and Michelin to bring them up to speed stateside. With the departure of Dani Pedrosa from the Michelin ranks, Dovizioso is now the highest placing Honda rider with French rubber at his disposal, and is urging support for a track that is a level playing field for all riders.

`Good support from Michelin will be vital in this race,´ says the Italian, who suffered grip problems in San Marino that he hopes will have been ironed out for September 14th.

`Indianapolis will be a new track for everyone, but in my case I am not worried because I learn new tracks very quickly, as I did at Laguna Seca. I´ve never had the chance to visit Indianapolis, but it seems to me that it is a slow track and quite short. To make a prediction on the outcome of the race is not possible, but given that we all have the same level of knowledge of the track, this condition could prove a point in my favour.´

JiR Team Scot Director Gianluca Montiron, who will announce plans for the separation of the JiR and Team Scot banners at Motegi later this month, also made clear the possibilities of Dovizioso capitalising on the shared lack of Indianapolis experience on the MotoGP grid.

`This race is an important one for the final `sprint´ to the end of the championship and we expect maximum support from our technical partners, as it will be important to exploit this opportunity of gaining more precious points,´ states Montiron.

`This race is a big step in the final stage of this year´s championship. This is a new track to us which no rider – except a small few – has had an occasion to try. Our rider will have to interpret the track from day one, and the track surface is one which is unknown to us all, although it does seem to be particularly abrasive.´

Dovizioso finished fourth in his last visit to an `unknown´ circuit, at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix in July.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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