Andrea Dovizioso takes magnificent fifth place in the Indianapolis storm The weekend of the Indianapolis Grand Prix was marked by uncertain weather conditions, which were continuously changing, leading to the race being stopped with eight laps...
Andrea Dovizioso takes magnificent fifth place in the Indianapolis storm
The weekend of the Indianapolis Grand Prix was marked by uncertain weather conditions, which were continuously changing, leading to the race being stopped with eight laps to go. The race, which started in the rain, saw Andrea Dovizioso battling for the lead in the early laps. After an excellent start, he led the race and took on the World's best. Then, the increasingly intense rain and wind, which increased in strength, influenced the outcome of the race, leading to the premature end of the race with Andrea in fifth position. This was followed by a few minutes where it was not clear whether or not Race Control was going to run a further race over the remaining eight laps. Eventually this was not the case, and the JiR Team Scot rider has gained more important points for the championship standings, which sees him safely in fifth place.
Gianluca Montiron - Director JiR Team Scot
"We have witnessed an amazing race. Andrea, who started very well, led in the first turns and was fighting for a result, which was important for the championship standings, which currently sees him in fifth position. In such difficult conditions he has always been known to do well, and the final standings of the race reflect the effort the riders put in."
Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
5th position, 4th-best lap time: 1'50 "926
"I am very pleased with the outcome of today, obtained under conditions that were - quite simply - incredible. We had intense rain and then a strong wind, which then led to the early conclusion of the race. It was very easy to make mistakes and ruin the race, but I started fast, as often happens with me, and I was quick to take the lead. In fact, in the beginning I wanted to stay in front of everyone. I gave the maximum today to earn the most points possible. The tyres worked well, but today the choice was difficult and we opted for a solution that gave us sufficient confidence. We must further improve with our tyres, and Michelin are working hard to be more efficient. I believe that in different climatic conditions, we could have also fought for the podium."
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot
"It was a very interesting race, with a high level of competitiveness in the leading group. Andrea - as usual - was able to quickly identify the limit of adhesion on the track, and was able to lead from the start. Under these conditions, to fight for the 4th and 5th spot is a great result. It is a pity that the race was terminated prematurely, but for the safety of the riders, this is the right decision."