After several meetings with different teams, finally Andrea Dovizioso will say goodbye to MotoGP, at least for now. The Italian was ahead of the press, which already had many rumors on the table. The Italian rider announced on Tuesday that during the 2021 season he will not be in the top category of motorcycling. Their fanatics They left him several messages of support after this decision.
The news caused a great shake in the paddock of the category, as the negotiations between drivers and teams were paused. The Italian communicated on his social networks that he was receiving many offers after announcing his departure from Ducati, mid-season. Despite the offers, ‘Dovi’ confirmed that 2021 will be a year of rest for him.
«I will return to MotoGP»
The statement released this Tuesday by the pilot himself was published in English and Italian and shows the gratitude to those who are interested in being able to hire him. “This is what I am going to do in 2021. Over the last few months, I have received many offers to work as a test rider developing MotoGP projects, and I am grateful for the consideration received from the manufacturers,” he said to start.
However, Dovizioso confirmed that he did not accept any offers to change teams. Also, I defuse the rumors that involved him so much in Sling, like in Yamaha (replacing Jorge Lorenzo). «I have decided not to commit myself, and for now, to stay without formal agreements. I have an immense passion for racing. I still have the ambition to compete and fight to win, ”added the Italian.
Finally, he stressed that this is a momentary farewell to his love for the category. “I will return to MotoGP as soon as I find a project directed by the same passion and the same ambition that I have, and within an organization that shares my same goals, values and working methods,” he declared.