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Dovizioso: “My GP15 had a problem with the rear sprocket”

Dovizioso: “My GP15 had a problem with the rear sprocket”

Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso had to retire from his home Grand Prix after destroying his rear sprocket in Mugello.

Andrea Dovizioso, who also started from the front row after setting third quickest time in qualifying, instead had an unfortunate race. After a good start, the Italian crossed lap 1 in second and then began a terrific scrap with Marquez. Unfortunately, a problem with the rear sprocket of his GP15 first caused him to slow and then enter the pits on lap 14. Despite retiring from his home race, Dovizioso holds onto third place in the championship with 83 points.

Andrea Dovizioso: “Today went wrong right from the start with my mistake in this morning’s warm-up. I got a good start in the race and I was in amongst the frontrunners but I had to retire because my GP15 had a problem with excessive wear of the rear sprocket. It was a real pity, because I reckon I could have fought for the podium, and seeing as we were at Mugello, I was really banking on doing so. But above all I didn’t score any points for the championship, which for me is the most important thing.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, RAC, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

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