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Dovizioso: “I am pleased and not pleased”

Dovizioso: “I am pleased and not pleased”

Andrea Dovizioso left wanting more from the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, fifth in the race proving there’s still areas to improve.

A solid fifth place greeted Andrea Dovizioso at the end of the Aragon GP, over 24 seconds behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha). This came after an incredibly disappointing 13th place start, the Italian battling hard on the opening laps to claw his way to seventh. Within the opening four laps the rider from Forli, Italy had made his way to fifth where he would remain for the remainder of the race, the leaders having escaped.

The top five result was important as Dovizioso was able to gain several points back on Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), who finished the race down in eighth, as they battle for fifth in the MotoGP™ World Championship. Despite this, the Ducati Team rider was left wanting more and is eager to continue improving his GP15 Ducati, especially under braking. Dovizioso knows there is more speed in both himself and the bike and is eager to end 2015 on a high note and return to the podium in the dry once again.

Andrea Dovizioso: “Let’s say that I am pleased and not pleased at the same time. With the race pace that I had, I think I managed to bring home the best possible result, but this doesn’t make me happy. For sure we have to work to improve the bike, because I am unable to brake and ride the way I want, and as a result I am not as fast as I would like to be. If I look at today’s race however, considering that I was starting from thirteenth on the grid, finishing fifth is a good result.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, RAC, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

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