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Dovizioso: `Toseland too aggresive´

Dovizioso: `Toseland too aggresive´

Andrea Dovizioso believes that some hard riding from James Toseland caused him to miss out on a higher finish in Australia.

Finishing seventh at Phillip Island, Andrea Dovizioso had a hard time with two of the most aggresive riders in MotoGP during the 27 lap race. Old sparring partner Jorge Lorenzo and new kid on the block James Toseland were trading blows with the JiR Team Scot rider, with some of their moves deemed to be dangerous by Dovizioso.

Andrea Dovizioso - Seventh

`I feel I made a tremendous race. If I had not had to recover from last after being pushed off the track at the start, we could have had a podium. At the start I kept on the left for the first turn, Lorenzo was almost alongside me and then he moved outside. This resulted in me finishing on the grass. From here I started a great comeback, even if in those first laps I could not push 100%, but instead I followed Valentino Rossi who also had the pace to gain positions. With Lorenzo we could have moved towards third position, but Toseland was too aggressive and a little dangerous while fighting for the lead of the group. The last ten laps the tyres were finished and I was not able to push anymore. At one of the corners, I had to go wide to avoid Toseland, who I was lining up to overtake, but because of this Nakano made it past us both. I am sorry to have lost the fourth place because it was a reality today.´

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

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