Andrea Dovizioso has reiterated that, while he continues to seek a MotoGP return, it would only be with 'projects of a certain type' and not 'at all costs'.

The 15-time MotoGP race winner is currently facing at least a season out of the sport, after splitting from Ducati and having turned down the chance to join Aprilia for 2021.

"I'm open, but at the moment I'm not looking for a place to return at all costs," Dovizioso told SkySport.it. "I'm only interested in projects of a certain type, so if there is a chance to return to MotoGP in 2021 or 2022, I'll be the first to be happy to talk, otherwise there is no problem."

The only potential project that would seem to fit the bill for Dovi this season is if Repsol Honda continues to need a replacement for injured six-time champion Marc Marquez.

Factory test rider Stefan Bradl again looks first-in-line if Marquez is missing, but Dovizioso's manager recently indicated that the #4 would be ready and willing to take part in the official Qatar test for HRC as a kind of evaluation.

"It depends on what they propose," Dovizioso said, when asked how he would respond to a call from Honda. "There must be a project, a desire to try together.

"If there should be an idea of ​​this type, maybe for 2022, I'll be the first to be happy.

"I'm used to doing things well, so if there is the intention and the desire on the part of both, we can talk about it.

"As I said, I'm not just trying to race in MotoGP, otherwise I could have done it in another way," he added, presumably referring to the Aprilia offer.

 

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 

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