Dovizioso stays with Ducati for two more seasons

‘DesmoDovi’ and the Bologna factory's partnership will continue in 2019 and 2020

Andrea Dovizioso will be staying at the Ducati Team in 2019 and 2020, the Borgo Panigale factory have announced – making it a grand total of eight years in red for the rider from Forli, continuing a successful partnership that has seen both work their way back to the top in MotoGP™.

Dovizioso became the first title challenger for the marque since Casey Stoner last season, challenging Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) for the crown last year. He took six wins and ended 2017 runner up after the Final Showdown in Valencia, then picking up where he left off at the start of this season with a stunning victory in Qatar. Currently fifth in the standings but on more points that this time last year, the future is bright – and now secured for two more years.