MotoGP » Dovizioso prevails in final lap thriller

'I'm sure the fans appreciated it because we were pushing and changing places for the whole race' - Andrea Dovizioso

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dave from the don - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 11:45 AM

I thought Dovi was excellent, obviously not on par for pace with his team mate but did well to fight his way back past the Hondas

and provide some entertainment to what was an terminally boring race for the most part.

I noticed that the TV producer did a good job of balancing the action in the fight for 4th, with what was happening at the front


October 28, 2012 12:13 PM

Dovi's race craft is tremendous, I really didn't think he had the pace to get that 4th.

Cool shot showing the 2 Tech 3 guys post-race. I wonder if Cal realised then that Dovi had helped him claw a few more points back on Bautista?


October 28, 2012 12:39 PM

Great racing among Bradl, Bautista and Dovi. Certainly kept things interesting and I don't think the cameras spent enough time on them.

Again this dice showed what an idiot Steve Parrish is and how he's in love with the sound of his own voice. There was Parrish doing his usual pontificating, rather than commentating on the race and Cox had to interject to tell him about an overtake. Then we had the bit where Bradl got from fifth to third, then Dovi took Bautista to get back into fourth. To which Parrish's response was inexplicably to state that it looked like Dovi had got a problem.

And of course there was the classic commentators error of stating that Bradl's tyre choice would make all the difference later on in the race. Which of course it didn't.

I don't rate Cox as a commentator, but even he is in a different league to Parrish. Please, please auntie Beeb replace Parrish for 2013.

The truth hurts. - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 1:22 PM

Interesting to hear Neil Spaldings comments on Eurosport today concerning Dovis prospects on the Ducati.He is of the impression that Dovis preference for more weight toward the rear of the bike,will play to his advantage as the Ducati has always been rear end heavy.Hope he is right.

I agree.Cant watch the BBC coverage.Cox and Parish get on my wick!

Jack Bauer - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 3:15 PM

Great race today for dovi.

But i cant see him being the one turning the desmo to be a winning bike again.
Dont get me Wrong he got the talent and heart for it but that bike is missing something
beyond the rider...

crasher - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 12:56 PM

Dovi is a tough customer and is getting better and better at maximizing the points he takes from each round. He doesn't have the blinding speed of Dani, Casey and Jorge but has been the top guy outside the aliens for a few years now and desrves more credit than he gets on these boards. Since moving to MotoGP he's been 5th, 6th, 5th, 3rd, 4th in the championship. Be interesting to see how he stacks up against the other ucati riders next year. Unfortunately none of them are going to get close to the Hondas and Yamahas.

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