Landmark 200th race for Dovizioso at Aragón
25 September 2013 – Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso will celebrate a milestone this weekend in Aragón as it will be his 200th Grand Prix.
Dovizioso made his 125cc debut back in 2001, before moving up to the 250cc class in 2005 and then the top level in 2008.
“I really didn’t know that I will reach the milestone of 200 GPs at Aragón! It’s really nice to do a lot of races in the world championship, and it’s something really important for the rider,” said the 27-year-old in the countdown to the 14th round in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.
“When I was young, for me it was impossible to think about being a part of the world championship, so I’m really happy to have reached this milestone but it also means that I’m becoming quite old!”
Thus far this season, the Italian’s best result is a fourth place – achieved at the start of the year in France – and he is unsure how he will get on riding the Aragón track for the first time aboard the Desmosedici GP13: “I don’t know if Aragón will suit us better than Misano,” he admitted.
“For me this year it’s always new and at every track the Ducati works in a different way. I don’t know what we can expect but normally Aragón is quite a good race for Ducati,” he concluded.