Dovizioso confident of Misano success

Following his third place finish at Silverstone, Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso is confident of another strong showing at Misano this weekend. 

For Dovizioso, the result at Silverstone has given him a major boost in confidence as it ended a dismal run of results in the previous six races, which included three retirements. Furthermore, with Dovizioso having visited Misano for a test at the end of August, the 29-year-old is looking forward to see what he can achieve this weekend.

"At Silverstone my GP15 was more competitive, and the Misano test at the end of August helped with that, so we come here pretty confident," he said. "We know that it won't be easy to repeat that performance, but at least now we can stay closer to the guys at the front, as you could see in England."

Dovizioso has never finished in the top three at Misano, but the Italian has come close a number of times, finishing fourth on four occasions, and he is hopeful of getting on the podium this time around. 

"I have to admit that the Misano track is not one of my favourites, but this GP is also our second 'home' race so I feel sure our tifosi will provide us with an extra gear," he said.