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Dovizioso: “It’s a real pity what happened”

Dovizioso: “It’s a real pity what happened”

Andrea Dovizioso suffered a broken seat unit on his Ducati GP15 that affected his performance during the Motul TT Assen.

Dovizioso, who started from row 4 after qualifying tenth on the grid, had another unlucky race. The rider from Romagna managed to work his way up to fifth place by lap 11 after passing Smith, Crutchlow and the Espargaro brothers, then held on to that position until lap 14. Unfortunately an unexpected vibration on his GP15, which got worse lap after lap, forced him to slow his pace and as a result Dovizioso had to settle for twelfth overall.

Andrea Dovizioso: “It’s a real pity what happened today because after not exactly setting the world alight in qualifying, I had succeeded in moving up to fifth place in the race. I was running behind Iannone when a part of the seat, attached to the exhaust, broke. This moved around a lot and caused the front of the bike to vibrate. I had to slow down because I almost crashed many times and this did not allow me to score a good result. Without this setback we could have done a good race even though we were not entirely satisfied with our speed.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, RAC, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

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