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Dovizioso benefits from testing data on Friday

Dovizioso benefits from testing data on Friday

The most consistent rider of the day, Andrea Dovizioso was fourth fastest on the combined Friday timesheet.

Settings used in preseason testing proved highly useful for Andrea Dovizioso on Friday, as the JiR Team Scot rider placed fourth and second, respectively, in the Friday sessions in Australia. The Italian mixed his old data with some new tyres from Michelin.

Andrea Dovizioso - Fourth

`Today´s was a good result, with us immediately going fast in the wet, with a steady pace that left me in first place in the standings until I returned to the pit-box at the end of the session. We used data that we acquired during the Winter test before the season started, where we spent an hour in the rain and this proved to be a good starting point for us. Even in the dry we went well, but we are still aiming to improve. The times we did today are similar to those made in the test, but the weather conditions were better, with higher temperatures, but today was cooler. In the wet, we tried some new tyres from Michelin, which worked very well. Phillip Island is a track where speed counts, with the bike spending time in some long curves with little throttle movement to use up before full throttle. These are characteristics which our bike is handling well.´

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MotoGP, 2008, AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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