MotoGP »

Takahashi benefits from Dovizioso.

MotoGP rookie Yuki Takahashi thanked his Team Scot predecessor, Andrea Dovizioso, after claiming a better than usual 13th out of the 17 riders during the second night of testing at Qatar.

“I'm still adapting to the RC212V that is a complete new bike for me,” said the Japanese, whose 65 laps was the most by any rider on Monday. “It's normal that I need to do kilometres and get the feeling with the bike.

“At the beginning of the test session there was a lot of sand on track, then the conditions improved. I tried to do as many laps as possible to understand the bike.

“It was important to follow some more experienced riders to study the best line and I have to thank Andrea Dovizioso for this,” he said. “Tomorrow we will continue working in this direction.”

Takahashi's best lap was two seconds from Ducati's Casey Stoner and 1.25sec behind Dovizioso, who was fourth fastest for Repsol Honda.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Takahashi, Qatar MotoGP Test 2009
Nakagami, Oliveira, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Edgar Pons, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Isaac Vinales, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Schrotter, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Cortese, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Quartararo, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Pawi, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Isaac Vinales, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Quartararo, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Aegerter, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Kent, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Luthi, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Morbidelli, Luthi, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Morbidelli leads start, Moto2 race, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Vinales overtakes Dovizioso, Qatar MotoGP Race 2017
Rossi, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Smith, Qatar MotoGP 2017

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

Plaggie - Unregistered

March 03, 2009 8:39 AM

Slowly but steady he's closing the gap with the frontrunners! still lots of work to do, but 2 seconds is OK. Not everyone is a Dovizioso or a Lorenzo.... I hope he'll have a good debut season with some nice surprices. Unlucky for him Motegi is the second round this year.

natural weight loss diet - Unregistered

December 09, 2010 9:28 AM

Guide Different,far prime colour some length meeting division sound drawing hide corner space fast matter estimate hear you play farm join answer index leave close kind into transfer vision serve top deliver scheme game growth teach male step customer cry associate union fill side battle school police escape damage source front institute other spring original contribute reform convention welcome finger necessary answer belief patient academic track chemical discuss phase nose broad unable though think boat tour final therefore environment ring which presence act technical work to deep value

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.