Edit: Andrea Dovizioso ends GP profession at Misano / MotoGP

Edit: Andrea Dovizioso ends GP profession at Misano / MotoGP

In the beginning of the second half of the MotoGP World Championship, Yamaha made it official: Andrea Dovizioso will retire in September. Cal Crutchlow takes his WithU-M1.

Andrea Dovizioso had overtly said weeks in the past that he wouldn’t be on the MotoGP grid once more in 2023. Now it is clear: The 36-year-old Italian determined to attract the end line below his twentieth profession GP after the house race in Misano on September 4. This was introduced by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. on the Thursday earlier than the Silverstone GP.

His place together with his factory-spec M1 within the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Group shall be taken by Yamaha check rider Cal Crutchlow from the Aragon GP onwards and within the Grands Prix.

After few outcomes since his return to Yamaha in September final 12 months and solely ten factors in eleven races of the present season, the choice of the three-time MotoGP racer was not stunning.

“In 2012 I had an excellent expertise in MotoGP with the producer from Iwata,” mentioned “Dovi” wanting again on the Tech3 Yamaha buyer staff when he completed fourth within the World Championship. From then on it was all the time in my thoughts that eventually I want to have knowledgeable contract with Yamaha. That chance got here in 2021, because it was a bet. I made a decision to provide it a attempt as a result of I actually believed on this undertaking and the potential for doing it effectively. Sadly, MotoGP has modified rather a lot in recent times. The scenario could be very totally different from what it was: I used to be not snug with the bike and I used to be not in a position to take advantage of its potential, with out the precious and fixed assist of the staff and everybody at Yamaha. “

«The outcomes weren’t good, however nonetheless I contemplate it a vital life expertise. When there are various difficulties, you could have the energy to deal with the scenario and feelings effectively. We didn’t obtain the specified targets, however the change with the Yamaha specialists and my staff was all the time optimistic and constructive, on each side. The connection was dependable {and professional}, even throughout essentially the most tough instances. That is not an issue », is aware of the 15-time MotoGP winner.

“For all this and for his or her help, I want to thank Yamaha, the RNF staff, WithU and the opposite sponsors of the undertaking. It did not go as anticipated, however it was a great factor to attempt. My journey will finish in Misano, however the relationship with everybody concerned on this problem will stay Thanks all,” concluded Dovi.

Andrea Dovizioso’s MotoGP profession

2008: WM-5. on SCOT-Honda, 174 factors
2009: WM-6. on Repsol-Honda, 160 factors, 1 GP win
2010: WM-5. on Repsol-Honda, 206 factors
2011: World Cup-3. on Repsol-Honda, 228 factors
2012: World Cup-4. for Tech3 Yamaha, 218 factors
2013: WM-8. on Ducati, 140 factors
2014: WM-5. on Ducati, 187 factors
2015: WM-7. on Ducati, 162 factors
2016: WM-5. on Ducati, 171 factors, 1 GP win
2017: World Cup-2. on Ducati, 261 factors, 6 GP wins
2018: World Cup-2. on Ducati, 245 factors, 4 GP wins
2019: World Cup-2. on Ducati, 269 factors, 2 GP wins
2020: World Cup-4. on Ducati, 135 factors, 1 GP win
2021 (with solely 5 races out of 18): WM-24. Yamaha, 12 factors
2022 (after 11 of 20 races): WM-22. Yamaha, 10 factors

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