“Strange”, that’s the feeling felt by the Ducati Corse rider, Andrea Dovizioso after being the fastest in the Austrian MotoGP last weekend.
As is known, in the race that took place at the Red Bull Ring Circuit, Dovizioso started in 4th position. He had fierce competition with Pol Espargaro for the 2nd place.
Then, the competition of the two ended after the race was stopped following a terrible accident between Johan Zarco and Franco Morbidelli on lap 9.
When the race resumed, Dovizioso started in 2nd position, according to the last position before the race was stopped. He also underwent a good restart, able to maintain his position behind Jack Miller.
Due to the technical problems faced by Jack Miller, Dovizioso then managed to take the leading position and became the fastest to the finish line.
After this race, the person concerned said he was happy but felt strange because the race took place twice because of the Morbidelli and Zarco accident.
“For various reasons, it feels strange to win here. Moreover, we have to undergo two starts and two races. The situation is not easy, let alone starting the second race with less energy. ”
“But I was able to control the race because there were some corners where I could go faster,” he said via MotoGP.com.
For information, the 34-year-old rider himself is certain to leave the Ducati Team next season. Because of this, Dovizioso felt strange about the victory he won yesterday.
“This victory tastes mixed. Whenever you are in a situation like this, it becomes everyone’s talk. On the other hand, I want to continue working together thanks to one thing, but I don’t want to continue due to other things. I want a different situation but it is not possible, but I am still working hard, “he concluded.
Thanks to this victory, the Italian racer managed to climb to 2nd place in the 2020 MotoGP standings with 56 points, or only 11 points behind the top, Fabio Quartararo.
The Yamaha Petronas SRT rider was only able to finish in 8th position in yesterday’s race.