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Dovizioso maintains podium habit

Dovizioso maintains podium habit

A fourth podium of the 2010 season at Silverstone for the Repsol Honda rider also provided his best finish of the campaign so far with second place. He now sits second in the World Championship.

Andrea Dovizioso’s consistency this season moved up another gear at the AirAsia British Grand Prix on Sunday, where the Repsol Honda rider secured his best finish of 2010 to date with second place.

Having already placed third in three of the four preceding rounds, the Italian enjoyed the next level up on the podium at Silverstone, a result that also improved his standing in the Championship.

“I’m really happy with second in the race, and we also have second in the Championship now so this reflects our strong start to the season,” said Dovizioso, who shot up from fourth on the starting grid and then enjoyed a battle with Randy de Puniet for the majority of the 20-lap race.

“In the middle of the race I saw many riders were closing in behind me and so I tried to push at 100% to get a gap and try to avoid a fight on last lap. Corners 13 and 14 towards the end of the lap are really slow and you can see clearly the riders that are behind, and it would be easy to be overtaken here on the last lap if they were too close, so it was important to get a gap, which I managed to do.”

With such a promising start to the season Dovizioso is now focused on accomplishing the next step and taking a victory, something he has done just once before in the premier class.

“I’m so pleased with the season so far and I’d like to say thank you to Honda and to the team for the work they are doing. We still need to improve so that we can battle for race wins, but we are one step closer today and it’s a good result for us at the start of a busy period of races. Next stop is Assen and we must move forward again so that we have a chance of winning there,” concluded the 23 year-old.

MotoGP, 2010, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, Repsol Honda Team

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