MotoGP » Dovizioso in line for Ducati ride

Andrea Dovizioso tipped to take over Valentino Rossi's factory Ducati MotoGP seat for 2013.

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August 13, 2012 11:41 AM

I know the top guys are always looking for that 'factory' ride but the Tech 3 bike consistently finished in front of both Ducati's. Like pops always says, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'

LOL Down under - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 11:44 AM

all the australians bigging up stoner constantly do seem to forget that when he won on the Ducati it had a MASSIVE speed advantage, out of corners and also on top end. That was the only reason he got a title on it.

Sorry if that reminder does not suit your laughable hyping him up as the best rider ever, reality is a beetch....

some1 - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 11:44 AM

No offense, Dovi is the Italian version of Hayden. He shouldn't be paired with Hayden.

Probably, the need to swap the juniors mix with the senior in each team. Hayden with Iannone in team #1, while Dovi with Redding in team #2.

Dovi should stay in Yamaha because the bike suit him and he had bunch of podiums finishes this season. Such a waste to throw all those advantages.

doviator - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 11:57 AM

lm with you on that one .why so anxious dovi get a little closer to the top within at lest 1-2 seconds only what your riding at the moment,yoy may only be were your at now on a duke if not lower by time yhat is


August 13, 2012 11:57 AM

What's interesting here is that Tech 3 and Yamaha reportedly made Dovi a late offer to become a semi-works rider, with a factory-supported bike at Tech 3 (as Simoncelli had at Gresini last year). This despite Jarvis saying it couldn't happen.

Obviously the fact that Dovi turned it down means he'll settle only for a ride with a full factory team, both slots in the Yamaha works team being locked out for the next two years.

It does raise the possibility though of a factory supported bike now being run from Tech 3. That would be an unprecedented move, and maybe suggests that it's a reaction from Yamaha to the 4 factory Ducatis that will be on the grid next year.

Dr Relliscada

August 13, 2012 11:58 AM

As Ducatista I am not really happy with such news... I understand they want an italian in the factory team, but not an smooth rider... they need another Bayliss or Stoner... I hope at least he accepts a Ducati and not ask to continue the Deltabox Abomination.

BRIDGESTONE - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 12:17 PM

Dovi is very stupid. this is hi's first year with Yamaha and he has still alot to learn. next year if he stays he would have data from the previus(2012year) and can improve further and maybe in for podiums.

With this move he will sure end hi's career like capirossi, stoner, rossi,hayden,calio,barbera, gibernau barros, etc etc. even stoner couldn't handle the ducati. he lost the front of the bike many times. trellis and bridgestone and massive topspeed is what brought him the title. after the japanese companies develop the 800cc ducati was nowere. on a good day it was stoners day, the rest his historie.

And now a realy clean rider wants to turn ducati? like rossi try'd to do?!
it aint gonna happen.

i want pol espagaro on tech3 M1.

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