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Dovizioso suffers first DNF of season

Andrea Dovizioso loses ground in the battle for second in this year's MotoGP standings as he fails to finish at Brno.
Andrea Dovizioso was left frustrated with the outcome of his Czech Grand Prix after an early crash necessitated a first retirement of the season.

The Italian was running fourth when he fell on lap four, the Italian confessing he had been struggling with front-end stability for much of the weekend prior to the tumble.

Having been fastest in the wet morning warm-up, Dovizioso was disappointed at being unable to challenge for a podium, insisting that he could have run the same pace as the leaders had been able to stay upright.

“I recovered a couple of positions at the start and in the first few laps I didn't want to lose contact with the riders in front so I was really pushing as hard as possible,” the Repsol Honda rider said. “Already in a few corners I had some warnings from the front and then it went in turn nine. It's a pity - I made a mistake and it cost me dear because the 1min 58secs pace that the lead bunch were running was one that I could also have maintained today.

“During the whole weekend we've been at the limit with the front end and today the strong wind made it worse. We needed a good result here so it's disappointing. When I was in the middle of the track it was pretty scary because the riders behind were going either side of me, so actually I was lucky that the consequences weren't worse.”

Although not his first crash in a race this season – following his tumble from second in Barcelona – this is Dovizioso's first DNF on the board.


Tagged as: Honda , Brno , Andrea Dovizioso , repsol

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rc212v - Unregistered

August 16, 2010 2:06 PM

Feel so sorry for Dovi, especially when top HRC bosses were there. Dude is riding his heart out to keep the place inside Repsol which he's DESERVED. At least he isn't hurt because I was pretty much nervous when I saw the crash. All credit to other riders for being careful at that moment! Hopefully he'll do much better during the remainder of the season and keep his seat. Good luck Andrea



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