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MotoGP, 250cc, 125cc

Data di nascita

23/03/1986

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Forlimpopoli

Biografia

2004 125cc World Champion Andrea Dovizioso has been in MotoGP™ since an incredible rookie season in 2008, where he was the top Independent Team rider and fifth overall. His first victory came at Donington in 2009 when riding for Repsol Honda, before the Italian moved to the Ducati Team following a stint with Monster Yamaha Tech 3. A key part of Ducati’s journey back to the top, ‘DesmoDovi’ is one of the hardest to overtake on the brakes – and one of the cleanest competitors in battle. After long seasons of hard work saw the bike more and more competitive and a consistent frontrunner, 2017 saw the Italian challenge for the World Championship down to the wire in Valencia after a stunning six wins across the season. For 2018, he hit the ground running to win the season opener, endured some harder races and then came back swinging - ending the year runner up once again. 2019 began in similar fashion: a win in Qatar. However, a certain Marquez turned up the wick and proved too much for everyone, with Dovizioso claiming nine podiums - including two wins - on his way to P2 in the overall standings for a third year in a row. Many fancied Dovi for the title during 2020, particularly in the absence of the injured Marc Marquez, however, there was to be no dream send off from Ducati for the Italian, who could only earn one victory during the season, at the Austrian GP, soon after announcing he was to leave the Bologna Bullets. He ended the season 4th in the standings and announced his intention to take a sabbatical from the sport. It was short-lived though, as before the start of the 2021 campaign, Aprilia announced he would test their new RS-GP in Jerez over three days in April. After completing some tests with Aprilia, Dovizioso was called up to step in at Petronas Yamaha SRT for the final five races of 2021, with Dovizioso signing a one-year contract to ride a factory YZR-M1 next season. The experienced Italian spearheaded the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team's efforts in 2022, but unfortunately, he was unable to recapture his from of years gone by. With 24 World Championship victories, 103 podiums and 20 pole positions, the Dovi decided to call it a day in 2022, retiring at his home Grand Prix in Misano in front of a sea of well-wishers.

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