The championship is still open
An incredible Andrea Dovizioso won the GP of Portugal opening the championship again as he is at 13 points from the leader Jorge Lorenzo who finished fifth today.
After two sunny days the race took place under a cloudy sky but with
Dovi, who was very determined to keep open the championship, rode with the usual great intelligence and with a special power like a great champion.
In the first part of the GP, Andrea stayed close to Locatelli, then, he took the lead at lap 17. From then on, it started a tough battle with Ayoama and De Angelis, but Dovizioso was able to beat them taking 25 crucial points.
Lorenzo still has a good gap to manage in the last race at Valencia, but Dovizioso will do his best until the end.
Yuki Takahashi, though, finished sixth, after being able to pass Lorenzo and taking fifth position. The Japanese tried in every way to stay in front of him, but he had to slow down as his tyre was wore out and Lorenzo overtook him again.
Yuki is sixth also in the championship with 156 points.
ANDREA DOVIZIOSO #34 – 1st; 2nd overall with 263 points
“All the races are difficult, but this time has been particularly tough because I suffered a problem at the visor of the helmet. It kept getting foggy despite I prepared it for wet conditions. So, I wasn't sure I could win here also because at the beginning Locatelli pushed very hard and I struggled a bit to catch him. It has been a very strange race; I actually knew I could be competitive but I didn't expect to have such a good rhythm.
I tried everything to win today because it was the only way to keep the championship open and in the last lap I pushed hard even though I wasn't sure it was the final one. Now we go in Valencia and see what happens: he still has a good margin to manage, but I don't have anything to loose. Maybe Lorenzo could feel the pressure like here”.
YUKI TAKAHASHI #55 – 6th; 6th overall with 156 points
“I didn't start very well and I passed some riders but not as many as I expected. Then, I was able to lap with such a good rhythm that I even passed Lorenzo, but then the tyre start to slide and I had to slow down. At three laps to go, though, I made a big mistake and Lorenzo passed me and I couldn't recover anymore”.
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