Andrea Dovizioso took his first win in over 7 years as he beat Valentino Rossi to win the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang. The race was held in appalling conditions and despite mistakes from Marquez, Crutchlow and Iannone, it was Dovi who would come up trumps in South East Asia.
“It was very important for me to win a race this year: I’ve been trying for so long and I’ve come close on several occasions, so satisfaction for today’s result is truly immense”, began the Italian.
“I really powered to the win, because in the first half of the race I could not push too hard, but I didn’t give up, I didn’t make any mistakes and at the right time I passed both Iannone and Rossi and set my own pace”. It took him 151 races to finally win again, the question is can he make it last into next season.
“I am very happy about the improvements we have made this year, both in the bike and with my team, but also on a personal level. I am working hard also for next year and this win, which has come at the end of the season, is just reward for all the efforts.”
The win for Andrea puts him a safe 5th in the championship. He is too many points behind Maverick Vinales in 4th, and only 7 points ahead of Dani Pedrosa in 6th, however the latter is injured and not 100% confirmed for the Valencian Grand Prix on the 13th of November.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko