Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati Team

Rider Number

#4

Italy

Representing

Italy

Nation
Italy
Bike
Ducati
Points
Highest Race Finish
1
Highest Grid Position
1
Date of birth
23/Mar/1986
Place of birth
Forlimpopoli, Italy

Biography

The synopsis of Dovizioso's Grand Prix career nearly fills a page, having made his first start way back in 2001 in the 125cc class. Now a seasoned campaigner, he turns 31 in 2017 as he embarks on his fifth year as a factory Ducati rider. However, there were undoubtedly some tense moments in 2016 as Ducati has to decide whether to retain him or teammate Andrea Iannone once Jorge Lorenzo announced he was heading to the Italian team. Dovi won that intra-team 'battle', and he repaid the faith shown in him by winning the penultimate GP of the year at Sepang – his first since 2009. Dovi has started the MotoGP™ title in very solid fashion over the last few years, and that will be the goal again with the Ducati always a super performer in Qatar. After the first few flyaway rounds, the challenge will then be maintaining the momentum once the MotoGP™ caravan hits Europe. Dovizioso has never been one for pyrotechnics, but when his bike is on song and he's got his A-game on he's one of the real hard men in the paddock.

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