Just when you thought that the MotoGP paddock won’t get any more chaotic, Andrea Dovizioso has finally made up his mind regarding his position in the Ducati factory squad. At the end of the 2020 season, “DesmoDovi” will no longer be a Ducati rider.
This was finally confirmed by Andrea Dovizioso’s manager, Simone Battistella, after communications between Ducati and their current number one rider fell short after stating that conditions to continue into 2021 ‘did not exist’.
Ducati Corse’s Sporting Director, Paolo Ciabatti, has voiced out the same reason why the Italian factory squad won’t continue their racing efforts with Dovizioso after the 2020 championship concludes.
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However, the Italian rider has stated his intentions to continue racing in MotoGP next season, although he has not discussed his value with any other manufacturers or teams (at least, not to our knowledge).
If that’s the case, he has only a few spots to negotiate his continuation in MotoGP. Either on an Aprilia RS-GP to replace Andrea Iannone or LCR Honda. There are other teams using the Ducati Desmosedici GP machinery, but time will tell regarding the Italian’s future in 2021 and beyond.