MotoGP star breaks new ground after eight years

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At the end of the current season, after eight years, MotoGP star driver Andrea Dovizioso and manufacturer Ducati parted ways. Dovizioso’s manager Simone Battistella announced the upcoming farewell on Saturday on the sidelines of the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg Sky Sport Italy.

Dovizioso, the 2004 125cc champion, was last runner-up three times in a row behind the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). He celebrated 13 victories in the motorcycle world championship on the Ducati Desmosedici.

The 34-year-old’s contract expires this year, and neither side could agree on an extension. Now Dovizioso ended the conversation. “Andrea is feeling much more comfortable after making the decision,” said Battistella.

In 2021, Australian Jack Miller will replace Danilo Petrucci (Italy) on the Ducati factory team. It is open who receives the second place that has become vacant.

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