MotoGP BREAKING NEWS: Andrea Dovizioso will not finish the season and we know the name of his replacement

In view of the results so depressing that they began to take precedence over the whole of his work, one wondered why Andrea Dovizioso continued to stubbornly continue with a Yamaha M1 which he also kept saying that it would never fit him. A question that ended up being shared by the 36-year-old Italian who announced before the British Grand Prix this weekend that he would stop paying for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano in a month. His replacement is known and we change a veteran for another…

We swore at Yamaha that it wouldn’t happen and Andrea Dovizioso was almost offended when asked if it was really reasonable to continue such a season, already promised by the interested party as the last of his Grand Prix career. And yet, evidence, like reason, ended up imposing itself since it is now official that the former three-time vice-champion of the MotoGP World, and each time on Ducati, will not go to the end of this campaign. Thereby, Andrea Dovizioso will not end the 2022 season on its Yamaha. He will retire from MotoGP after the Grand Prix of Misano. The pilot of Forlì, exactly one after joining the project Yamaha, will leave the house of the three Diapasons during the season. Before the summer break, he had already anticipated the news of not being in the squad in 2023.

The English who heard this news on their soil also had the pleasure of learning that he is the official Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow who will be the replacement rider in the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP team for the remaining six races of the 2022 season.

In 2012, the experience with Iwata in MotoGP was very positive for me and since then I have always thought that I would have liked, sooner or later, to have an official contract with Yamaha. commented Dovi. ” This possibility presented itself, in fact in a somewhat lucky way, during 2021: I decided to try it because I already believed in this project and in the possibility of doing well. Unfortunately, in recent years MotoGP has changed, the situation is very different since : I never felt comfortable with the bike and I couldn’t fully exploit its potential, despite the valuable and continuous help of the team and the entire Yamaha factory “.

The results were negative, but beyond that, I still consider it a very important life experience: when there are so many difficultiesyou have to have the ability to better manage the situation and your emotions » adds the equipment of Darryn Binder. ” We did not achieve the desired objectives, but the relationship with the Yamaha technicians and with those of my team has always been positive and constructive, both for them and for me. She remained loyal and professionally interesting even in the most critical moments. : it was not so obvious that this would happen “.

Andrea Dovizioso: it didn’t turn out the way we hoped, but it was just trying

He finishes : ” for all this and for their support, I thank Yamaha, my RNF racing team, WithU and the other sponsors involved in the project. It didn’t turn out the way we hoped, but it was just trying. My adventure will end in Misano, but the relationship with everyone involved in this challenge will remain intact forever. Thank you all “.

Yamaha boss on the field Lin Jarvis complete : ” I want to start by saying that, of course, we are all sorry that Andrea is leaving this sport earlier than expected. He is a big name in MotoGP and he will be missed in the paddock. We declared ourselves very lucky last year when Andrea gave us his will to join our MotoGP programme, after Franky joined the factory Yamaha team, thus the need for a replacement rider for the rest of the 2021 season “.

The great skill, experience and methodical nature has been of great interest to Yamaha and the RNF team. The project is also delivered throughout the 2022 season. Unfortunately, Andrea struggled to get the maximum potential out of the M1 and as a result the results were not there, which created understandable frustration for Italian talent. Later, during the summer break, Dovi confirmed his desire to retire before the end of the season “.

After discussion, we agreed that Andrea would race her last race at Misano, in her home Grand Prix. Naturally, Yamaha decided to give full support to Dovi on the next three runs. In the meantime, let’s enjoy these last GPs together, ready to celebrate the end of a spectacular career at Misano “.

Andrea Dovizioso

Leave a Comment