Andrea Dovizioso has confirmed his seat with the Ducati MotoGP squad for 2019 and 2020.
The deal between the two parties was confirmed last night ahead of the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France.
The future of Jorge Lorenzo is still uncertain at the moment.
After quite a number of riders confirming their seats for the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons like Johann Zarco with KTM and Aleix Espargaro with Aprilia, the long-awaited extension for Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati has finally been confirmed, folks.
We wanted to let our followers know first that it’s official! È fatto! 🤝 @AndreaDovizioso extends contract with Ducati for 2 more years. 04+04=8 years as a Ducatista! Press conference with #DesmoDovi at Le Mans at 17h (CET). #Dovizioso #ForzaDucati #DucatiTeam pic.twitter.com/f3BW5wr4MJ
— Ducati Motor (@DucatiMotor) May 18, 2018
‘DesmoDovi’ will continue to race on board the Ducati Desmosedici until the end of the 2020 season after signing a two-year deal with the Borgo Panigale factory squad. This means that Andrea Dovizioso will make it eight years in a row with the Italian factory team at the end of his newly-signed contract.
This is not surprising for Ducati as Andrea Dovizioso has been the major driving force, especially in last year’s championship. The battle with Honda’s Marc Marquez was fought to the final race of the season but was sadly lost after losing control of his machine.
This season got off to a slightly rocky start but currently sitting in fifth place in the championship, the season is still young and if it’s like anything we saw in the last round; anything can happen. The question now is, who will be his teammate?
Sources have indicated that Jorge Lorenzo might make a move to Suzuki but based on how Andrea Iannone has given Suzuki’s first ever back-to-back podium since their return to the premier class, we highly doubt that this move is going to happen. So, will he stay with Ducati? Stay tuned, folks.
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