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Dovizioso reflects on first new Honda engine contact

Dovizioso reflects on first new Honda engine contact

Italian uses new motor for final run in Sachsenring FP1 session.

Like teammate Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso was unable to make any grand assessment of the new Repsol Honda team's engine update on Friday. He used the new motor for only the final stages of the Sachsenring session.

Andrea Dovizioso - 9th

“Even though the track conditions were not ideal, we already felt some improvements from the new engine that Honda has brought for us this weekend. The situation wasn’t perfect for a comparison test because we started with a wet track and then it started to dry, so we began with the current version of the engine and then we did the last run with the new one. The feeling was good both in wet and dry conditions and we did a lot of testing without focussing too hard on setting ultimate lap times, so I’m confident for tomorrow. We’ll continue with the set-up and tyre testing work tomorrow, and continue to evaluate the new engine. Today we couldn’t use the hard Bridgestone tyre option, but it will be important to test it in preparation for the race. The weather forecast looks really mixed. Of course we would prefer dry, but we we’ll see.”

MotoGP, 2009, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Andrea Dovizioso, Repsol Honda Team

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