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Dovizioso: “I’m disappointed but a 1-2 is special"

250th GP start sees Italian come home P2 after pressuring teammate for the win

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) has had a fantastic weekend at the Austrian GP, with a front row start followed up by a challenge for the win and eventual podium. After teammate Andrea Iannone made a last minute decision to change to the medium rear tyre, Dovizioso found himself unable to get close enough to the sister Ducati as the final lap approached, and had to settle for a P2 finish.

Dovizioso: "I'm disappointed about tyres"

Andrea Dovizioso (P2): “I’m disappointed about the tyres because we worked very well and the bike was perfect – in the braking I was better than Andrea but I didn’t have the same grip on the right, especially at the end of the race. I tried to push really hard at the end to be close under braking because I was able to overtake him but I ouldn’t get close enough so I’m disappointed about that. But for Ducati a 1-2 is really special. I know how many hours everyone puts in at the factory and how hard they work.”