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Dovizioso: “The wrong place at the wrong time!”

Dovizioso: “The wrong place at the wrong time!”

Andrea Dovizioso had to run off track on the very first lap of the Indianapolis GP to avoid Cal Crutchlow but fought back to finish 9th.

Dovizioso, who started from the fourth row with the tenth quickest qualifying time, was forced to slow at Turn 2 immediately after the start to avoid a clash with Crutchlow, and he crossed the line at the end of lap 1 in 21st position.

The Ducati Team man then began a superb recovery through the field that took him to ninth place by lap 17 and he held that position until the end.

Andrea Dovizioso: “At the start of the race I was unlucky to find myself in the wrong place at the wrong time at Turn 2. After a bad start I had to change my line to the outside of the corner: Crutchlow, in trying to avoid making contact with Smith, had to sit up and that forced me to go off the track in order to avoid him. It was a real pity because on this track in particular, starting from behind and recovering through the field is really difficult, because you cannot afford to be too aggressive. All things considered, my lap times in the race were not bad, but obviously we could have done better. I’ve had a lot of things happening to me over the last few races, so sooner or later the situation will have to change!”

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

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