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Andrea Dovizioso talks us through the incident that meant he had to rejoin the race in 25th place, before crossing the line in ninth.
Dovizioso instead had a problem on lap 2 of the race when he braked for the final corner and went straight on into the run-off area. The Italian then rejoined in last place and began a good recovery through the field that took him up to ninth place at the chequered flag.
“I am disappointed about today’s result, because I could probably have fought for fourth place with Crutchlow. We didn’t have the race pace to be able to aim for the podium, but in any case it was a real shame not to have picked up those points. I had a problem at the last corner on lap 2, when I made a small mistake and the bike almost switched off. I almost crashed because I lost my balance and had to go straight on into the gravel, but when I got back onto the track I felt that the bike had no problems and so I started to push hard once again. I was in last place and I had to overtake many slower riders, losing a lot of time, and at the end I couldn’t get any further up than ninth. It’s a pity, because even though the podium was out of reach for us today judging by the pace of the first three, I feel sure we could have scored some really good points.”
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