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Dovizioso disappointed with fourth

Dovizioso disappointed with fourth

Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso took fourth position today in the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya today, launching himself up to fourth in the championship, though felt he could have fought for the podium.

Dovizioso passed Valentino Rossi early in the race to pursue Ben Spies and remained in fourth position until the finish, where he crossed just under a second behind Spies. But the Italian wasn’t happy with missing the podium, stating that the wet warm up and the variable conditions during the race made traction difficult, especially when a light rain began to appear with 12 laps remaining.

Andrea Dovisioso
"I didn't have a perfect start and this complicated the race. In the first laps with a full tank, I didn't have good stability in the front. With the hard tyres the traction was not so good compared to Lorenzo, Spies and Rossi who were riding with soft tyres. Even if we improved compared to Le Mans in terms of lap times, I'm not happy finishing 4th position, five seconds behind the winner. Today we were fast and I think that with a good start we could have at least fought for the podium. I'm sorry for my team as they worked hard during the whole weekend. Now I look forward to next weekend's race in Silverstone, a circuit that I like and where I hope to get a good result".

MotoGP, 2011, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, Andrea Dovizioso, Repsol Honda Team

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