Dovizioso filed with MotoGP. Let’s relive his career

Unfortunately in recent years MotoGP has changed profoundly. Since then the situation has been very different: I’ve never felt so comfortable with a bikeI have not been able to make the most of its potential despite the invaluable and continuous help from the team and all of Yamaha’s members. The results were negative, but after that, I still considered it a very important life experience. When there are so many difficultiesYou must have the ability to manage the situation and your emotions well. We didn’t reach the set goals, but consultations with Yamaha technicians and staff were always positive and constructive, both for them and for me. The relationship remained professionally fair and interesting even at the most critical moment: it was not clear that this would happenWith these words, on August 4, 2022, Andrea Dovizioso announced that after the MotoGP race in Misano, his racing career would be over. And here we are, farewell Misano and Duffy Motorcycles. Let’s relive his career

I Duffy debuted at the 2001 World Championships Racing at the Mugello Grand Prix in the 125 class. In 2002 he stayed in the same class, but moved to Honda, in the Scott Racing Team: ran 16 Grand Prix, scored 42 points and finished 16th. He was already much better the following season, as He raced on the team with Simon Corsi, and finished fifth in the overall standings. But the year that crowns him World Champion 2004when he won the title after winning five Grand Prix races and took five seconds and third place.

In the 2005 season, he moved to number 250, always with Honda, and always on Team Scot in a team with Yūki Takahashi, without giving up. Lucky number in the temple (34, belonging to Kevin Schwantz). It ranks third in the overall standings with 189 points, behind Daniel Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. The following year, the two riders ahead of him in the standings moved to MotoGP and became contenders Jorge Lorenzo and Alex de Angelis. The three are the real stars of the 250 World Championship both in that season and the next, as Dovizioso is always second behind Lorenzo.

He reached the first division in 2008 and impressed the entire circuit by climbing the podium in Sepang The season ends in fifth place. The following year he became an official Repsol Honda rider, where he remained until 2011. His first MotoGP win was in Donington that same year. In 2012 he joined Yamaha on the Tech3 team along with Cal Crutchlow. Dovizioso has been wearing Ducati colors since 2013, It develops the bike and gradually becomes a pillar of the Emilian manufacturer. The second win in the first category comes in 2016 in Malaysia, in the wetlands. 2017 gives him six victories to become One of the main contenders for the title. Finishing the tournament in second place. In 2018 for the second year in a row he closes behind the world champion, repeating himself in 2019. In 2020, although vitoria red bull ringAnd the Announces his decision to take leave. The break is short considering he’s committed to it in April 2021 Jerez to test the new Aprilia RS-GP. Soon, Noale’s house announced that he would be a part of More comprehensive testing program. After the summer break, with the announcement of Valentino Rossi’s retirement and Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales divorcing, Forli has her A chance to come back – this time with Petronas Yamaha SRT On the occasion of the Octo GP of San Marino and Rimini Rivera – for the rest of the season. In 2022, he has been defending the colors of the new WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP team, even today, Andrea Dovizioso’s last race in MotoGP.

In the gallery of photos that you find in this article, we recall the career of Andrea Dovizioso, from his debut in 125 cc in 2002 until his retirement; On the next page are the figures for his motorcycle driving career.