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Dovizioso: Ducati now has late-race MotoGP weakness

Andrea Dovizioso says Ducati's current biggest issue in MotoGP is maintaining its tyre life, as he was "completely f***ed" at the end of last weekend's Dutch TT. Tyre preservation was among Dovizioso's strong suits last year when the Italian came close to taking the title, but it has become an issue for Ducati in 2018, according to the 32-year-old. Dovizioso, who has yet to win a race since the season opener in Qatar, finished fourth in Assen, unable to keep up with race winner Marc Marquez in the latter stages due to rear tyre-drop off. "We lost in the last eight laps, I didn't have any more traction," said Dovizioso. "That is the reason why I couldn't stay with...
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