Andrea Dovizioso has re-signed with the Bologna Factory taking him up to 2020 adding another piece to the 2019 and 2020 seasons rider puzzle.
Andrea Dovizioso joined the Ducati Team in 2013 after a 1 year stint with Tech 3 Yamaha, in his first year at the factory the Italian claimed 8th place in the championship on what was arguably the hardest bike to ride on the grid.
In 2014 technical mastermind Luigi Dall’Inga who instantly made a big difference to the team with Andrea Dovizioso improving to 5th in the championship in 2014 with several podiums to back up his performance.
2015 saw Ducati really starting to impress constantly but a few crashes and bad luck hampered the Italians tittle bid finishing the year in 7th but again showing some seriously impressive results.
2016 saw Andrea have both disappointment and jubilation, in the Austrian Grand Prix it was his younger team-mate Andrea Iannone who won the teams first race since Casey Stoner in Phillip Island 2010, however he managed to turn it around with a win in the wet Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang.
Last season (2017) we saw exactly what Andrea Dovizioso was made of mounting a long-awaited tittle challenge against Marc Marquez, last season we saw Andrea take 6 wins beating Marquez in 2 edge of seat head to heads in Austria and Japan, he eventually finished second but took the championship to the wire in Valencia.
Andrea Dovizioso started this year off in excellent fashion with a win at the Qatar Grand Prix, Dovizioso will keep his nickname of “Desmo Dovi” for another 2 years.
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