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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Max - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 12:39 PM

I'm sorry if I've missed something but when did Ducati announce that they'll be running four factory ducatis, 2 in the factory team and 2 in the satellite? Satellite teams will also get full factory kit?

Could you please link me Don-R


August 13, 2012 12:46 PM
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@ Max

Correct, there'll be 4 factory-spec Ducatis on the grid next year, 2 in the official team and 2 in the satellite team/s. So far they're the only manufacturer who plan to field only factory-spec bikes.

It's been widely reported but a good summary is here:

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 1:01 PM

A lot of people commenting on this thread seem to forget that Dovi is a Pro. he needs to earn a living and he only has a few years with the potential to earn big money.

A factory Ducati ride will pay much better than Tech 3 and the personal leathers and helmets deals are worth more when you ride in a factory team than for a satellite - this is why both Dovi and Cal are keen to land that last factory ride.

o00p0op0o - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 1:14 PM


Nicky is gonna own Dovi. Why? Is he better?
hmmm.... Nicky is the only one that try to imitate the stoner riding style.
Nicky is gonna own Dovi. I Bet 100 bucks right now.


August 13, 2012 1:16 PM

In the past, riders have turned down Ducati rides because of the high level of promotional work which they were expected to do. With this in mind, Dovi would be a strange choice. He is a very low profile rider in whom the media show little interest. Is this yet more of Ducati's confused thinking, or has Audi decreed that results carry more weight than personal appearances? Introducing a fresh team structure may well produce swift benefits, but the bike cannot be turned into a winner overnight, so in the meantime Ducaudi need someone who can ride round its handicaps, BUT Dovi is not that man.

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