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Matthew Birt  says:

Factory support lured Andrea Dovizioso to Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso’s desire to be the technical figurehead for a major factory was his prime motivation for gambling his future on a move to Ducati in 2013, according to former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal. Dovizioso was offered a new deal to stay with Tech 3 squad in 2013 but was lured away from the proven YZR-M1 he scored...

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Oct 11

Posts: 251

redracer46 says:

Could be

Maybe with the chance to be the no.1 rider in a factory, instead of the 3rd of 3 factory riders (as Honda) or the no.1 satellite rider (Yamaha) we could really see a new Dovi.  If he can craft a machine to the way he wants then hopefully it will give him a chance to really shine as a consistent battle candidate for victory, and revive ducati's flagging fortunes at the same time.  I just hope (and no disrespect to Dovi) that Ducati dont take the most initially succesful rider from their new 4 and develop a one rider machine as they did in the past....

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Dec 05

Posts: 21

armcharm91 says:


It's all about the money . If burgess and VR couldn't fix it he's got no chance unless Audi has something up ther sleeve . So it's got to be money . If it was me I'd have stayed with tech3 much better bike .

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Aug 11

Posts: 697

Bootlegger says:

Clown !!!

Audi never built race bikes or street bikes. Even Rossi knows it. Dovi is an asset Ducati have needed since Gabrielle del Torchio and Marlboro lost Capirex and Stoner in favour of a pair of marketing tools.

Sure,Ducati are rock bottom prototype right now.(Thanks Vale). Dovi and Spies I suspect will turn it around. Why do I have faith in Spies ? Tell ya what. His Ducati will prolly not have an humungus load of convenient breakdowns next year. Best get over to B-WIN  for me. I love it when a plan comes together.

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Sheene Fan7


Mar 03

Posts: 249

Sheene Fan7 says:

"a three-day test at Jerez recently was wrecked by a neck injury that kept him sidelined for almost the entire session"

but fit enough to win the supermoto 2 days later strange that lol


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May 12

Posts: 988

cornbowl says:

By mid

season Dovi will wish he'd never seen that Ducati, he'll not turn that around, and he's just not a development rider, so he's going to be an unhappy mid-packer for next year. 

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

Sure it did!!!

Nothing to do with the euro and worse bike than he had last season!!i said it once and I'll say it again,sellout pizza muncher,enjoy cal being behind you in testing not in times mind as next season you'll be lucky to see him next season.

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Mar 08

Posts: 264

stompmyduke says:

Great Eytie Hope?

Dovi can turn the Duke around - if, like Stoner, he has mucho dirt track experience. The Duke appears to have dirt-bike weight distribution (weight too far back), a problem which a demon braker (like Rossi) will never cope with - Casey did little on the brakes, and made complaints like 'Vermulen let off the brakes and started racing me!!' (the cheeky blighter). What then do we know about Dovi? Only that he paid 000's of euros for special brakes in order to beat his team-mate, who did quite well on std anchors. Sorry , but Dovi's got about as much hope as Marco Melandri had (tho' I suspect he'll make lots of luvvly dosh).

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Oct 12

Posts: 348

73mach3 says:


if i rode that thing i'd have a sore neck too!!!!!!

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Aug 10

Posts: 288

vtwinmark says:

Dovi'll do ok....

Dovi 's not your usual high corner speed 250 rider, like Melandri or Rossi, but a point and squirt hard braker, not quite so reliant on front end feel as his tried and failed predecessors...

Think he may suprise a few people.

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Jan 11

Posts: 648

carloslavado says:

Ianone will be the best Duke rider. Rode great on a crap Moto2 bike. Audi will put some effort in the Ducatti Moto Gp. And the most talented rider will prevail. That most talented's name is Andrea. Ianone.

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