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Dovizioso `I have the pace for the front´

Dovizioso `I have the pace for the front´

Andrea Dovizioso is confident that he can stick with the frontrunners at Phillip Island, despite starting from the third row.

Chasing a first MotoGP podium after numerous near-misses, Andrea Dovizioso feels that, with a good start, he has the speed to break into the leading group at Phillip Island. The JiR Team Scot rider starts from the third row.

Andrea Dovizioso - Eighth

`I am very satisfied with practice and qualifying today. After an excellent day yesterday, today we have continued to work towards being competitive in the race. We achieved that result, but tomorrow is another day and we will have to do the best we can. We have made the most of all the material made available by Michelin, even trying a very soft compound tyre, and we have also made progress with the front rubber. I can always turn a time of around 1´37 that would allow me to stay with the front-runners. I will have to make a good start but from the third row I think I can recover some positions well. Tomorrow in the warm-up we will have the chance to make some more adjustments, but we know which way to go, so I think we could make a good race.´

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

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