MotoGP » Official: Andrea Dovizioso to Ducati

"Andrea's technical sensibility and test-riding abilities are of great value, as are his talent and determination" - Filippo Preziosi, Ducati Corse.

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jugador407 - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 5:55 PM

Damn, here we go with another career down the drain, and I hope that I'm wrong. Ducati, just needs something to get them over this mid-field hump, since Hayden has been doing well, when qualifying for the last few races. They just have to get the performance to not only last during testing, but during the whole race as well. I wish the Ducati team well, as I really like Hayden's work ethic and personality of not getting involved with all of the MotoGP circus. If anything I'd like to see Hayden at least get the fruits for their labor, he's earned it.

BOSSMAN1 - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 5:56 PM

wait a minute capriex done a decent job on the ducati he won 7 times on it and should have won the title in 06 he didn't fail on it. good luck to dovi i hope he is gonna have plenty of leathers for the season

it's fine. - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 6:10 PM

the more motoGP careers Ducati kill, the better. WSBK is already a party and a half, and if the Ducati acts as a catalyst to funnel more great riders into WSBK then all the better for it.

ellis - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 6:16 PM

I have no faith in ducati to fix it, still on same chassis with same problems is just not good enough. But maybe audi can fix it, but imo they need to start to change things, like a few chassis in garage like honda do. Maybe back to trellis its the chassis that won the title, it had feel then.

Sam - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 6:16 PM

Although Rossi&Co have paved the way, but I can't count on Dovi. But results should improve, it's definitely Rossi&Co's. I hope Dovi get better results at Ducati and Ducati better be serious about competing in MotoGP.


August 22, 2012 6:24 PM

Im pleased to hear this actually. Dovi has in one season proven his adaptability. From V4 to transverse 4. L4 won't be an issue for him. He rides the front end harder than anyone. Thats how you get the Ducati front turned in. Can he elevate the game to challenge Dani,George and Marc,remains to be seen.
Ducati without Yellow/McDonalds and full blooded red next year.
I love it. I hope they have a huge straight line speed advantage next year and probably will.
Top speed always gives the punters someting to moan about.Bless them fools.
Preziosi can focus on D16 and Dovi can focus on wringing its neck without all the demands for radical change. Bridesmaid no more.
Let's face it. All he has to do is beat HRC and Yamaha once next year in the dry. No doubt in my mind he and Ducati will do it regularly. No Furasawa required.

George - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 6:25 PM

Even if Ducati put out a good bike, it wont make a difference with this rider line up. Dovi got left for dead in his factory days, same with Hayden excluding 2006 so Ducati need to somehow put out the best bike if they wont to be competitive

Rob - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 6:28 PM

Just my thought, if they wouldn't change the motor configuration, which seems to be the major problem with the bike and weight distribution for Rossi and only bring little bolt-on pieces they call updates what makes anyone think they will for Dovizioso. Ducati need to stop trying to find a specific rider for the bike. What is Filippo Preziosi thinking?

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