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Dovizioso wary of corner acceleration problem

Dovizioso wary of corner acceleration problem

Andrea Dovizioso feels that a lack of acceleration could prove a problem at Motegi.

Honda through-and-through, Andrea Dovizioso is one of the Japanese factory´s main hopes for MotoGP glory at the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan. The Italian has an important few days ahead, with the quest for his first 800cc podium ongoing and his future set to be clarified on race weekend, but the JiR Team Scot rider is well aware of what stands in the way of a rostrum finish.

`At Motegi we have always gone well, I found myself comfortable at the track from the very first time. It is a circuit that reflects the characteristics of the chassis of my Honda, but we could find ourselves in difficulty thanks to the frequent acceleration out of the slow corners,´ analyses the MotoGP rookie, who placed second in the 250cc race at Motegi last year.

`I think we could make a good race and get another good result, as we have in recent races. We are competitive and we have to stay in front with the best. As always we will never give up at this track and a good result has an important meaning here for us as it´s Honda's home circuit.

Dovizioso has finished fourth on three occasions this season, including his MotoGP debut in Qatar, but has yet to step onto the rostrum.

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MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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