Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso won the Austrian GP in the most thrilling of fashions with a spectacular overtake in the final corner of the race.
He, along with Marc Marquez, were involved in a thrilling duel for the majority of the race, where the Italian went ahead of Marquez in the final corner, leading to Austrian glory.
Dovizioso felt it was a ‘crazy’ thing that had worked, making him feel extremely strong.
“When I arrived there (at the last corner), I did not feel I can enter in that corner because I can’t brake in the same place as Marc,” Dovizioso was quoted saying following his team’s fourth consecutive win in Austria.
“But it was the last corner. I had to try, I wanted it. If I arrive too late, I can finish second easily.
“I feel so strong in that moment. It is something in the past I always think about but I did something crazy and sometimes it works.”
He also revealed a mistake with the rear tyre, but naturally, wasn’t too unhappy about it after the win.
“I’m happy because we did a big mistake with the rear tyre,” Marquez said. “Immediately I saw when I got out, all soft tyres had better grip and even consistency in the end. Anyway, I try because I am Marc and I need to try. This second place, of course missed the last corner, but I was sliding a lot at the rear.”
“Dovi did an incredible job. At the moment we are leading by 58 points so we continue on the same way.”
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During the astonishing turn, according to the second placed Marquez, there was a slight contact between the two drivers, which led him into thinking there could be a crash.
“I said ‘if I go in the last corner too fast, he will overtake me before the finish line’ because I didn’t have the drive, I needed to keep the corner speed and then I tried to choose the middle,” Marquez said.
“When he overtook me, I was thinking that I was able to stop the bike and come back, like he did two years ago – but then my protection of the front lever was touched on his leather or some part of his bike.
“And then I was going wide with him, because my bike was going with his bike. I was thinking that I will crash, but then fortunately that piece broke, and then I was able to stop the bike and I didn’t crash.
“But yeah, (it) was that small contact; that piece, the protection of the front brake, was attached to somewhere of his bike.”