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Top five target for Dovizioso in Sepang

Top five target for Dovizioso in Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso will start from the second row in Malaysia on Sunday.

Still chasing an elusive first podium in his rookie MotoGP season, Andrea Dovizioso is confident of a top five finish in Malaysia on Sunday. After briefly leading the qualifying session in Sepang, the JiR Team Scot rider was relegated to the second row after his rivals put in some fast times, although the Italian was nonetheless delighted with his day´s work.

Andrea Dovizioso - Sixth

`I am really happy with the result today with the track in difficult conditions with parts of it still wet, which slowly continued to dry. The second row is good for us and the start will be all-important. I have a good race rhythm of around 2´03.3 that should allow me to aspire to finish in the top five positions. We started this afternoon with the wet track, using soft tyres. Then we turned to a harder compound. I was good in wet conditions with Michelin rubber that has excellent performance and allows me to be fast. I was able to exploit the good tyres from qualifying, despite not really changing our set-up from wet to dry. Tomorrow in the warm-up we will have to make the last changes to the suspension. We are still looking at a top five finish in the race, even if a podium this season is still a wish! The characteristics of the track and the warm, humid conditions will make for a challenging race.´

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MotoGP, 2008, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Team Scot MotoGP

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