Negotiations for the next season of MotoGP are at their highest point. The teams are reviewing their goals and the drivers they have available for 2021. In the last few hours, a strong rumor began to emerge indicating that Andrea Dovizioso can leave the highest category of motorcycling, although he would not get off the professional activity.
This season will be the last as the official team rider Ducati corse, for Andrea Dovizioso, that is already confirmed. However, the Italian has not yet confirmed which team or category he will go to next year. On the other hand, ‘Dovi’ confirmed that he has some offers on the table to continue competing officially, although there is one that tempts him in particular.
The loudest and most heard rumor in the paddock is that of Yamaha. Dovizioso has a very juicy offer on the table to reach the Japanese brand, as a test driver instead of the World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo. The Spaniard took a test in Portimao, and he left much to be desired. However, he got on a 2019 bike. Lorenzo had the worst time of the session and did not contribute much to the engineers.
Italian driver in Italian team is not a bad idea. While the last big bet of this kind was not a good one (Valentino rossi in Ducati he only got two podiums), from Aprilia they do not rule out this possibility. There is only one chance that this will happen. We will have to wait for Andrea Iannone receives his sanction for doping (the pilot has already appealed and awaits resolution). Iannone has a 15-month sanction but the World Anti-Doping Agency wait four years.
Despite the rumors, both Dovizioso and his surroundings have not yet confirmed anything about 2021. However, the Italian’s agent Andrea BattistellaHe hopes to have news this Friday. «What Andrea wants is to be able to be in races of other disciplines during the year. The final decision will be made this week, “said the manager of ‘Dovi’.