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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mysticmeg - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 1:45 PM

cal should sign for ducati(my take on it),yeah a few good results could come with that semi works tech3 bike,but if he wants to up his gp status,i reckon he would get more recognition if he went to the ducati team,and beat dovi and hayden nxt year,and proved himself as the ducati number one rider,as i think he could do,and with the likely ducati improvement(with audi changes),he would be the main man in the ducati team next couple of years,and be in a much better position,than if he stayed at tech3, i reckon he would can hayden and dovis arzes on the hard to ride ducati,its made for his style of riding

pcxmac - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 1:51 PM

All Ducati need are the right tire or some more investment in their chassis development. The rest of the bike is good to go, Dovi's style will not immediately suit the current incarnation of the bike or tires though.

Audi better be prepared to force Ducati to understand the tires and be able to respond with a bike balanced towards suiting those tires, along side better engine management/traction control.

Ian S - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 2:14 PM

So the one thing that everyone seems to be overlooking is money. As a factory rider Dovi will be paid by Ducati to ride for them. Most satellite riders have to bring their own money to the team and that can be a real struggle, especially with the current economic climate. The way I see this panning out is Dovi to the factory Ducati, Redding to the junior team and Cal to stay at Tech 3 along with Bradley Smith.

Vilas

August 13, 2012 2:16 PM

Dovi is 26 years old he is still very young!! Ducati still have time until the final of this year to bring some new parts and maybe Maybe there bike star to become more competitive, wish means that Dovi could have some hope on having a better bike for 2013 from Ducati, and i would like only because of Dovi, is excelent rider and deserve a good bike.. But if Ducati dont worck i agree that he will not enjoy riding that sht, he on is good points is very similar to Rossi he need a very good front end feel and is harde breacker, but we will see... I stay more less happy with this news because Dovi belongs to Motogp iven if it has to be with one Ducati, for me is better then go to WSBK, and also, because of CAL he maybe stay with the Tech3 and will be teacher of other Brite rider, i think is good packege for a Team and will motivated iven more Cal that will have more time to understand a good bike and worck for better results.

Blade - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 2:36 PM

Watched Assen 2010 again...

All you talking about Dovi owning Spies this year, it maybe true, but I believe Ben's efforts have been sabotaged. At Assen 2010 Ben outraced Dovi who was on a Honda Factory SPec and Ben on the Tech 3 Bike. Ben didn't suddenly lose his skill set!

Dovi definitely deserves a ride, but it's not like he's a beast!

shamarone

August 13, 2012 2:39 PM

poor dovi. never thought i'd see the day, but tis the first time in racing history where being italian is a BAD thing. :rolleyes:

however there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a possible panigale berth (which from his earlier comments, me thinks he's asked about). if that comes to fruition...? then this move could be a master stroke. he could pull of some simoncelli on an RSV4 moves. :D would kinda like to see that.

natscape - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 2:46 PM

I like Dovi's tennacity, who knows...maybe he's what the Duc really needs. You never know about combinations 'til after the fact. Think it will be more interesting than you guy's think.

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