Andrea Dovizioso takes the 7th-best time in qualifying at Indianapolis The qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis took place under the best weather conditions of the weekend so far and these conditions meant that the largest...
Andrea Dovizioso takes the 7th-best time in qualifying at Indianapolis
The qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis took place under the best weather conditions of the weekend so far and these conditions meant that the largest audience so far visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The result of the session is that Andrea Dovizioso will start from seventh position on the grid and is confident he can make a good race, battling with the best riders in the world. A good start will be crucial to tackle the varying qualities of the track surfaces, while not losing contact with the leaders. The race promises to be competitive with the first three rows on the grid - as this morning - being covered by just over a second.
Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
7th-best time: 1'41 "744
"I'm glad of the proof of what's happened today, because I was strong but I still have a good margin of performance and I can approach the race tomorrow in a very positive way. With only one day of sunshine available, maybe our set-up isn't perfect, but that also means we could expect surprises from our opponents. If the weather remains like today I believe the race will be very intense - but the forecasts announce intense rain. I feel ready for both conditions and fast in both, as I'm at the front of the third row and was close to the second row. A good start here in Indianapolis is important to tackle the new stretch of asphalt as there's one good, clean line available through it."