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Dovizioso: Marquez should try to win every MotoGP race

"In this situation I think it is good to try to win every race rather than manage the points" - Andrea Dovizioso.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez should try to win every race this year, rather than manage his huge points lead.

That is the opinion of Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso, when asked to comment on how Marquez should approach the rest of the season after building a 53-point advantage with a perfect six wins from pole position.

“I don't know a lot about Marc, but in this situation I think it is good to try to win every race rather than manage the points,” said former 125cc world champion Dovizioso. “He is in the best situation to take a risk. When you make every pole position and win every race your confidence is at the maximum, so that is the right moment to push when you want.”

Although unbeaten, Marquez faced his closest battle of the year at Mugello on Sunday, winning a thrilling duel with Jorge Lorenzo by just 0.121s.

“It has been a strange year at the front,” said Dovizioso. “Marquez is unbelievable. He is fast in every situation and until now Lorenzo has made a really strange season. Today Lorenzo was back to normal and, we will see in the next races, but I think he is able to fight with Marquez.

“Also Valentino in some races, maybe Assen or some good tracks for him and Yamaha, he will be able to fight.

“But I don't know if anybody is able to beat Marquez because Mugello is not a Honda track and Lorenzo has won here many times in the last few years. Marquez is able to manage more or less every situation.”

Valentino Rossi is second to Marquez in the world championship standings, followed by Dani Pedrosa (54 points behind) and Lorenzo (85 points).

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June 04, 2014 10:57 AM
Last Edited 119 days ago

V4Poweeeer: "How about competing in both Moto GP and Moto2 next year?" While we are at it slap moto3 in their as well. Only three other riders have won races in three grand prix classes Rossi, Hailwood and Read. He'd put himself in a catagory all his own if he did that.
Do you mean 3 GP classes in the same year? Or championships in 3 classes? A little confused by that thats all. Because both Read and Hailwood competed in 3 classes in 1 year... But Rossi hasn't, he's won titles in each category which Marquez has already done.


June 04, 2014 11:03 AM
Last Edited 97 days ago

I thought exactly the same as Dovi after Mugello, if Marquez was able to beat Lorenzo there, he can beat him anywhere. It's scary how much he has improved, and he can only get better next year. Maybe for 2016 things will be differnet with the new tyres and control ecu, but I have a feeling Marquez would be fast on a bike with no wheels. If I wasn't seeing what he's doing , I wouldn't believe it.

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