Every so often, the major factories will send out press releases containing interviews with riders. All too often, however, those interviews turn out to be rather sanitized affairs, any critical note removed by company PR people. So the following interview with Andrea Dovizioso comes as a breath of fresh air. Despite being a press release from Honda, Dovizioso talks freely about the state of the Honda RC212V, the state of Italian riders, Moto2 and MotoGP. He offers some clear and cogent criticism of the Moto2 class, and calls, as so many riders have done, for a drastic reduction in electronics in MotoGP. A very interesting read.
ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FEATURE
Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso is having the best year of his MotoGP career.
Now in his fourth year in the MotoGP class, and third with the Repsol Honda team, Dovi heads to his home race at Mugello third in the championship and not far from second. Consistency has been his strength this season. The Italian from Forli, one of three 25-year-old former world champions on the Repsol Honda team, has been on the podium in three of the past four races, including in the cold and wet at Silverstone and on the cold track in the Dutch TT in Assen. Other than an off day in the wet/dry Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, Dovizioso hasn't been worse than fourth this year.