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Dovizioso: “It will be useful to see how fast we are”

Dovizioso: “It will be useful to see how fast we are”

The paddock heads to the United States for the second time this year as Dovizioso aims to repeat his success in America.

Earlier in the year when the MotoGP™ World Championship first visited the United States Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was able to claim second in Austin, despite Ducati having their fuel limit reduced. Since the opening three rounds, which saw the Italian finish second three times, Dovizioso has struggled and only scored once in the last four races. While Dovizioso has suffered a midseason dip, Ducati teammate Andrea Iannone has continued to improve and show the GP15 is still competitive.

If all goes to plan for Dovizioso he will set a new record for the longest sequence of successive GP starts at 231, beating Valentino Rossi’s (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) record. Dovizioso made his GP debut as a wild-card at Mugello in 2001 before joining the World Championship full time in 2002, having never missed a race since. The factory Ducati rider has built a reputation as a consistency rider, achieving respectable results with few crashes which makes his recent run of form especially surprising.

Andrea Dovizioso: “Indianapolis will be an important weekend: it’s a circuit that in our opinion should be more favourable to our GP15, and it will be useful to see how fast we are at this point of the season. The tests at Misano were very important for us because we were able to work in total relax, without the pressure of a race weekend, and do a lot of back-to-back tests. I hope to bring a halt to my negative run in recent races with a good performance at Indy and to get a good result on a track where last year we went quite well.”

MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

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