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Dovizioso pleased to lead MotoGP race for first time

Dovizioso pleased to lead MotoGP race for first time

Fifth place at Indianapolis was a positive result for JiR Team Scot´s Andrea Dovizioso, who led a MotoGP race for the first time stateside.

Andrea Dovizioso continued to make his mark on American circuits at Indianapolis, following up his Laguna Seca fourth place with a fifth position and leadership of the opening lap.

Andrea Dovizioso - Fifth

`I am very pleased with the outcome of today, obtained under conditions that were – quite simply – incredible. We had intense rain and then a strong wind, which then led to the early conclusion of the race. It was very easy to make mistakes and ruin the race, but I started fast, as often happens with me, and I was quick to take the lead. In fact, in the beginning I wanted to stay in front of everyone. I gave the maximum today to earn the most points possible. The tyres worked well, but today the choice was difficult and we opted for a solution that gave us sufficient confidence. We must further improve with our tyres, and Michelin are working hard to be more efficient. I believe that in different climatic conditions, we could have also fought for the podium.´

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

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