Dovizioso will not continue with Ducati in 2021

Dovizioso will not continue with Ducati in 2021

The Italian rider, runner-up in the MotoGP world for the last two years, will leave the team after negotiations were unsuccessful

Dovizioso will not continue with Ducati in 2021

The Italian MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso will not continue with Ducati in 2021, after the negotiations that both parties have held for months to reach an agreement to extend the contract that expires this year did not bear fruit.

The representative of 'Dovi', Simone Batistella , reported on the pilot's plans during the Austrian Grand Prix, fifth round of the Motorcycle World Championship. “We have communicated to Ducati that Andrea does not intend to continue the next few years, that now he wants to concentrate on the next races, but that the conditions are not in place to continue together,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Ducati's sports director, Paolo Ciabatti, confirmed the decision after Batistella's words. “We met with Simone this morning here at the Red Bull Ring and realized that, unfortunately, the conditions do not exist to continue our relationship with 'Dovi' beyond the end of the current contract,” he said.

The 34-year-old Forlimpopoli rider, 125cc champion in 2004, landed in 2013 at Ducati after Valentino Rossi left for Yamaha; In total, in the premier class, he has achieved three runners-up (2017, 2018 and 2019) with those of Borgo Panigale.

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