The MotoGP paddock is all abuzz with Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso having reached an agreement that will see the Italian wearing the colours of the Ducati Team in 2013 and 2014.
Andrea Dovizioso currently sits in fourth place overall in the MotoGP championship standings and will soon join Nicky Hayden on the team. The pair will face the next season together, working on development of the Desmosedici and the MotoGP project for the championship. President Gabriele Del Torchio had this to say, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Andrea, as we marshal our best efforts in confronting the MotoGP World Championship. Along with Nicky Hayden, with whom we have renewed a working agreement, we are confident that we will be able to proceed with our development program, to compete, and to obtain the results and rewards that will repay our efforts and the faith.”
“Andrea’s technical sensibility and test-riding abilities are of great value, as are his talent and determination,” added Filippo Preziosi, General Manager of Ducati Corse. Andrea has done well for himself before and this new partnership will a great opportunity for him to take his racing career to the next level.
Andrea rode a bike for the first time at 4 years old, and at 7 he competed in his first minibike race. In 2000 he won the Aprilia Challenge trophy, and in 2001 he finished fourth in the Italian Championship. In 2008 he moved up to MotoGP, where he has achieved one victory so far (England, 2009) and twenty-one podiums.