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Dovizioso: “In the last couple of races we have lost speed”

Dovizioso: “In the last couple of races we have lost speed”

Sachsenring will see Dovizioso equal an impressive record, but he’s aiming to repeat his 2012 podium this weekend.

Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso surprised many at the start of the season, able to achieve a run of three podiums in the opening three races. Since then there have been a variety of problems that have slowed the progress of the experienced Italian; in Mugello his sprocket broke apart during the race and in Assen a cracked seat unit made his GP15 near impossible to ride. Despite this he remains positive that both he and Ducati can return to their early season form.

On race day at the Sachsenring Andrea Dovizioso will make his 230th consecutive Gran Prix start, equalling the record held currently by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Dovizioso made his GP debut in 2001 as a 125cc wild-card at Mugello before joining the series full time in 2002.

Andrea Dovizioso: “In the last couple of races maybe we have lost a bit of speed compared to our rivals. Even though my teammate did a good job at Assen, he could only cross the finish-line some way behind the leaders. The impression is that our adversaries have improved their performance and increased the gap. However every circuit has its different characteristics, and we will try and get closer at the Sachsenring. I think the German circuit is a bit short and narrow for MotoGP bikes, but the GP15 is proving to be competitive at every circuit and we must continue to work to try and get the best possible result every weekend.”

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