US GP: JiR Team Scot race report

Great Dovizioso in the States: 4th place, 5th in the championship For Andrea Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot the United States Grand Prix ended full of satisfaction. After two days of practice, Andrea did well from ninth position on the grid, and...

Great Dovizioso in the States: 4th place, 5th in the championship

For Andrea Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot the United States Grand Prix ended full of satisfaction. After two days of practice, Andrea did well from ninth position on the grid, and soon found himself behind Rossi, Stoner and Hayden. While the first two left the group - posting an unbelievable pace - Andrea became the standard bearer of Honda and HRC, yielding only to Chris Vermeulen in the first part of the race. The debut of Andrea Dovizioso riding the Honda RC212V of JiR Team Scot could not have finished better. Dovi managed a fourth place finish for the third time in the championship, reaching fifth place in the championship, in addition to being the first rider this weekend with Honda and Michelin.

Gianluca Montiron - Director JiR Team Scot

"We won our race! The first two were in a race apart and we managed to give the maximum with the package at our disposal. We were the first Honda to cross the finishing line and we feel that thanks to Michelin we bridged a gap that separated ourselves from the competition this weekend. Even today we were on the threshold of the podium even if it slipped slightly. Our compliments to Andrea who made a great race!"

Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP HONDA RC212V

"I am pleased to have achieved this result to be the first Honda rider on Michelin tyres, which shows how good they are! Valentino and Casey were riding unbelievably fast. I made a good start, and on the first lap when I saw Lorenzo fall, I knew that the first two were away and that I could not follow them. I was behind Hayden who was quick, even though Vermeulen was able to catch us. When I realized that Hayden was running slower, I wanted to pass him, but Laguna is difficult to pass on and I spent four laps trying. Then I pushed to the maximum to pass Hayden and De Puniet, who are strong 'brakers' and who were difficult to pass."

Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot

"Today we managed to reach the fifth position in the championship: which is our goal for this season, and in the race we did better than what our practice sessions suggested. The first two imposed a pace that was not possible for us to support, but in the end we were the first Honda and the first Michelin rubber rider's home. Andrea enjoyed his first appointment at Laguna Seca, he ran a beautiful race, his fourth place is a major achievement that deserves thanks also to the team and to our partners."

-credit: jts

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Chris Vermeulen , Andrea Dovizioso