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Dovizioso aiming for good start in Japanese showdown

Dovizioso aiming for good start in Japanese showdown

JiR Team Scot´s Andrea Dovizioso placed thirteenth on the grid in qualifying at Motegi.

Andrea Dovizioso sees a good start as critical for his chances of a top six finish from thirteenth on the grid at Motegi. Luckily for the Italian, this has one of his fortes throughout his rookie MotoGP season.

Andrea Dovizioso - Thirteenth

`Tomorrow will be a race that I must make a good start in. From the fifth row I will have to start very well, but usually I make a fast start, so I might be able to recover some positions. The first turn on the Motegi circuit could be difficult and has to be approached carefully if we are all bunched up. The circuit has a particular character: there´s a lot of acceleration from low speed, out of the slow corners and these characteristics do not help us and also it is pretty challenging to pass on the brakes. Passing is one of my strengths and one, which I will try to exploit to the fullest. I think the first group of four riders will have an advantage, while I can fight for fifth or sixth place in the second group.´

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

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