After claiming his second podium finish of the season Andrea Dovizioso was focused upon closing the gap to the pace setters.
The Tech 3 rider enjoyed a hard fought race with Ben Spies for the final step on the rostrum but with satellite machinery the Italian has to ride on the limit to challenge tt the front.
“For us it is really important that I managed to make the podium,” commented Dovizioso. “It’s really difficult but we made a good job. In the practice I was around 6,7,8 but not so far from the fastest [in time] and we worked a lot for the race. Unfortunatley in the race my feeling with the front wasn’t the same as in practice so my laptimes were slower.”
The Italian has adapted well to the demands of the Yamaha M1 following three years on Honda MotoGP machinery has high hopes for the rest of the season.
“Im happy to be in third and be back on the podium but we can do better; we can be a little faster and be closer. This is our target.”