Andrea Dovizioso fifth, consistent and fast at the Sachsenring For JiR Team Scot and Andrea Dovizioso the weekend of the German Grand Prix was very satisfying. After two days of free practice, which confirmed the team's good potential for the...
Andrea Dovizioso fifth, consistent and fast at the Sachsenring
For JiR Team Scot and Andrea Dovizioso the weekend of the German Grand Prix was very satisfying. After two days of free practice, which confirmed the team's good potential for the race and a qualifying that gave the JiR Team Scot the best position of the season on the grid, Andrea Dovizioso started fast, and was flying in the heavy rain, behind Spain's Dani Pedrosa. For at least a third of the 30 lap race, the JiR Team Scot rider remained in a podium position, but was then joined by Chris Vermeulen, Alex De Angelis and Colin Edwards. The American rider battled for a long time with Andrea until the crash, which put the Yamaha rider out of the race. Andrea eventually finished in fifth position for the third consecutive race, highlighting the constant growth of performance that the team hopes will signify even better results in the future. Today's result has earned Dovi more valuable points that now sees him just eight points from fifth position in the championship standings behind Edwards.
Gianluca Montiron - Director JiR Team Scot
"The German Grand Prix has shown the qualities of Andrea who has confirmed himself as a rider who is fast and consistent. In conditions that were not optimal for us, we managed to achieve a result that is difficult to attain and one, which shows our abilities. We are maintaining our position in the top five in the race, and this is a signal that repays the commitment and work of all the team. We will have to work with our partners, particularly with Michelin, to move further forwards to enjoy even better results in the future, especially in difficult conditions like today."
Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
5th position, 5th best time: 1'33 "923
"This fifth place is our third consecutive fifth-placed finish, so we have to be happy. I was also the first rider on Michelin tyres, but I do not know if we made the best choice of what was available or if the competition was better than us with the wet track, but overall I am happy with the quality of work we put in this weekend. We started ‘in the dark', as everyone saw that the practice sessions were conducted in dry conditions and we chose a hard rear tyre, which did not allow me to lean to the limit and be fully-fast with my corner speed. When Edwards caught me I didn't let him go, and maintained contact with him until he made a mistake and fell. I want to say after this good qualifying session and good start I was I was expecting a little more. Now we go straight to Laguna Seca in the United States, which is a very ‘particular' and unique track, one which I'm very curious about as I've never raced there before."
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot
"This was a good result that satisfies us, but not completely. For the race we made a choice of tyres for ‘heavy' rain and our race was conditioned partly by the changing intensity of the pace during the whole race. In any case I do not think that we could have challenged the riders on the podium today. We still thought we could get a better end result, but I want to say that during the three days the team has shown the highest levels of skills and this is the way we must continue."