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Dovizioso fired up for Indy

As the 2011 MotoGP grid begins to take shape, one of the biggest question marks is over the future location of Andrea Dovizioso.

The Repsol Honda rider looks set to be squeezed out of the factory team by Casey Stoner's arrival from Ducati and, as uncertainly builds over Honda's ability to create the planned three-strong factory team, the Italian might have to settle for factory equipment at a satellite team next season.

That is yet to be decided, but Dovizioso badly needs results to convince HRC to do all it can to keep him within the top team.

As such, Dovi's first race crash of the season last time out at Brno was exceptionally bad timing and the #4 is eager to bounce back with a fifth podium of the season this Sunday at Indianapolis, as he seeks to overturn the four-point gap to Stoner for third in the world championship.

"If I look back to the Brno GP I have to say that - except for the final result - it was a good weekend," he said. "We were competitive, our race pace was good but the result did not come. So we go to Indy determined to transform this good performance into a result.

"We need strong results for the team and for the championship position.

"Last year I was fourth at Indy in the race but we weren't as fast as the front runners - Dani especially was very fast. But this means that we have the potential to do well and this is an extra motivation for the weekend.”



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twonha

August 23, 2010 11:16 PM

Brno wasn't Dovi's first race crash, Crash. He crashed out of the Spanish round at Catalunya as well, desperately trying to keep up with Lorenzo. I think Brno might've been Dovi's first DNF though?

Hookem

August 25, 2010 8:29 AM

I dont know about all that business. Dovi is 25 points clear of Ben. Rossi 16 points back. Now I can see Valentino catching up to Andrea. I agree that Andrea Dovizioso has had a stellar year thus far. And think he is in a very good position to finish the year strong. The Honda is a nice bit of business. A bit here. Update there and he should be right there in the fight for a very impressive year in my opinion. That being said I wish Dovizioso the very best for the rest of the year. Nice to see someone besides the Fab Four running up front.



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