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MotoGP, Tardozzi: "Dovizioso was angry, but we're not pointing fingers at Quartararo."

"Immediately after the accident, Dovi didn't remember anything, then he recovered. These things happen in a race. It went well. Andrea's helmet took a bad blow and was ruined."

MotoGP: Tardozzi:

For the moment, there is no other information on Andrea Dovizioso's condition. He was involved in Quartaro's fall in the first lap, triggered by Rins' skid.

It was Davide Tardozzi, Ducati's team manager, who divulged some information while Dovi was transported by helicopter to the Coventry hospital for tests.

"We'd like to perform another scan because he seemed confused for about for 15-20 minutes after the fall. At first, he though it was his fault, then he realized that it wasn't," stated Ducati's team manager. "However, the doctors want to make sure that there's nothing serious, since Dovizioso had a sharp pain on his right side and a bruise after the fall, and he was almost limping. Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be anything broken. We're now waiting for the results of the additional tests, and I hope that he'll be ready for the Misano tests."

How was Andrea? He was very angry, but these things can happen.

How was his mood?

"Obviously, very angry because he was involved in an incident and had nothing to do with it. These things can happen in a race. Fabio Quartararo fell, and no one is pointing a finger at him. Andrea Dovizioso was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time in a race where he certainly had all the cards to fight for the podium and he might have even been able to win the race."

The helmet did its job. It was really ruined.

Apparently, he didn't even want to go to the hospital.

"Yes. He recovered after about 45 minutes. He was a bit bruised but alert. Obviously, in these situations, also seeing his helmet, which did its job and was really ruined, there are no doubts that bringing him to the hospital for further tests was the best choice."


Audio recorded by Matteo Aglio

Translated by Leila Myftija

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