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Dovizioso: “This is only a starting point for the future”

Dovizioso: “This is only a starting point for the future”

Andrea Dovizioso finished 2nd after a dramatic race under the floodlights in Qatar, missing out on the race win by just 0.174s.

Dovizioso, who started from pole position, powered away into the lead during the opening lap, before engaging in a terrific battle with Jorge Lorenzo until lap 18, when he moved into the lead once again, this time followed by Valentino Rossi. On the twenty-first and penultimate lap Rossi was able to slip past and Dovizioso tried to attack him for the win, but had to settle for an excellent second place, just 0.174 seconds away from the top spot.

Andrea Dovizioso:
“This is a special result for Ducati and for me, after everything we have been through in the last few years, and it rewards the work that we have done together to arrive at this point. I never expected to be so competitive in the first race, and it really is an extraordinary result. I want to thank all the engineers and the people in Bologna, who managed to get the bike ready in time for the Sepang 2 tests, the mechanics who have worked so hard this weekend and all the guys in Ducati Corse for the commitment they have demonstrated with this project. Iannone and I managed to get two podiums for Ducati and that’s a great result, but above all now I believe that this is only a starting point for the future.”

MotoGP, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, RAC, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

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