Dovizioso proud to provide action and entertainment at San Marino Andrea Dovizioso ended today's Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini in eighth position, after riding an aggressive race while avoiding any incidents despite coming from...
Dovizioso proud to provide action and entertainment at San Marino
Andrea Dovizioso ended today's Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini in eighth position, after riding an aggressive race while avoiding any incidents despite coming from 14th on the grid. Dovi was able to reach as high as fifth place at one stage in the race thanks to an excellent start. Dovizioso used the most out of his JiR Team Scot Honda RC212V and moved up steadily lap after lap until he was able to fight with Capirossi and Toseland for sixth. The eighth position capped two days of intense work for the team, although the team's position in the championship remains unchanged with the Romagna rider in fifth position overall.
Gianluca Montiron - Director JiR Team Scot
"We have completed our race, making the most of our technical package, the final outcome was also influenced by our start position, which was quite low despite two days of intense work from the Team and Andrea. We maintain fifth position in the championship standings, but we must commit ourselves to stay in this position and we will fight hard to do so. Congratulations also to our 250cc GP Team for the excellent work as they reached the podium."
Andrea Dovizioso - Pilot JiR Team Scot MotoGP
8th position, 10th-best time: 1'35 "911
"I did everything possible with the material at my disposal today. In the race I had to overtake many riders and recover positions that I lost from my starting position of 14th. My aim today was for fifth position, but I felt my front tyre wasn't so good on the entrance to the corners, while the rear tyre was very good. In order to not lose contact with the other riders I had to maintain high corner speed, while other riders were able to be slower through the corners but then accelerate away. Despite this, today we again proved we can be competitive and we have to keep on this level."
Cirano Mularoni - Team Manager JiR Team Scot
"Today was the race that we expected in light of the evidence of two days of practice. We know that Andrea gave the very maximum as always and did a very good race for us, making a good start and catching up many positions and battling hard until the last corner without yielding. We dreamed of a fifth place position and it was almost ours, but eighth is a good result considering qualifying."