Andrea Dovizioso competitive at ‘mad’ Laguna Seca

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Italian Andrea Dovizioso said the spectacular Laguna Seca circuit is a ‘mad track’ after he made an impressive American debut.

The JIR Scot Honda rider finished the opening day’s free practice sessions with the eighth fastest time and said: “Laguna Seca is a mad track: and that’s in both a good and bad way!

"Safety isn’t maybe at the highest level, but it’s an impressive circuit to ride – you have so many curves and changes of altitude. And then there’s the Corkscrew which gives you so much fear at first, as you do not see the descent down to the left but you have to keep the gas on for as long as possible before hitting the turn, where you have to back off the gas again!

"I followed Valentino Rossi for a while to learn the correct trajectory through the corner and to learn the track faster. With the passage of time I’ve managed to learn it better on my own and the times have improved. It was fun!”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt