Andrea Dovizioso

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Andrea Dovizioso
Andrea Dovizioso 2010 Qatar.jpg
Dovizioso at the 2010 Qatar Grand Prix.
Nationality  Italian
Born (1986-03-23) 23 March 1986 (age 28)
Forlimpopoli (Italy)
Current team Ducati Team
Bike number 4
Website andreadovizioso.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2008–present
Manufacturers Ducati, Yamaha, Honda
Championships 0
2014 Championship position 5th (187 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
124 1 24 2 2 1313
250cc World Championship
Active years 20052007
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 0
2007 Championship position 2nd (260 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
49 4 26 4 8 721
125cc World Championship
Active years 20012004
Manufacturers Honda, Aprilia
Championships 1 (2004)
2004 Championship position 1st (293 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
49 5 15 9 3 492

Andrea Dovizioso (born 23 March 1986) is a professional motorcycle road racer. He won the 125cc World Championship in 2004.

Career[edit]

125cc[edit]

Born in Forlimpopoli, Italy, Dovizioso won the 125cc Italian Aprilia Challenge in 2000. In 2001 Dovizioso won the 125cc European Championship and also competed in his first World Championship race at Mugello, in which he retired. In 2002 he competed in the 125cc World Championship with Team Scot Honda, finishing 16th in the final standings. His best results were two 9th places in Le Mans and Donington. He continued with the team in 2003, finishing 5th in the final standings and achieving four podium finishes. The 2004 season saw him pick up five victories and six other podium finishes on his way to winning the championship with 293 points.

250cc[edit]

In 2005 Dovizioso moved to the 250cc class, continuing with Team Scot Honda. The season included five podium finishes and 3rd place in the overall standings. He also won the Rookie of the Year award. In 2006 he stayed with the team, who were now renamed as Humangest Racing. He won two races in Barcelona and Estoril and finished on the podium 11 times. He fought for the championship until the final race of the season, but had to settle for 2nd place behind Jorge Lorenzo. The 2007 season saw him win two races in Istanbul and Donington and challenge once again for the championship, but he finished in 2nd place once again.

MotoGP[edit]

The podium after the 2010 Italian Grand Prix; Dovizioso (right) finished third, behind Jorge Lorenzo (left), and race-winner Dani Pedrosa (centre).
2008

On 15 September 2007, Dovizioso announced that he would be making the move up to the MotoGP class with his existing team in 2008.[1] On his premier class debut, Dovizioso achieved a highly credible fourth place, at the season opener in Qatar, passing Valentino Rossi on the last lap. Throughout the season Dovi was one of the most consistent Honda riders, placing 4th and 5th several times, and achieving a 3rd place podium finish at the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang. Dovizioso finished 5th in the final standings.

2009

For the 2009 season, Dovizioso became an official Repsol Honda rider replacing Nicky Hayden and partnering Spain's Dani Pedrosa.[2] In July 2009, Dovizioso won his first race in MotoGP at the British Grand Prix in wet conditions at Donington Park.[3] Despite otherwise consistent points finishes, Dovizioso ended up with less points than in his début season in the class, ending up sixth in the final standings.

2010

Dovizioso had a strong start to his second season with the Repsol Honda team picking up a podium in the season-opening race in Qatar. Three more podiums followed early in the year before his results tailed off mid season. Despite this, Dovizioso consistently racked up points and claimed his first pole position in MotoGP at the Japanese Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi.[4] He went on to finish second in the race after challenging for the race win, equalling his result from the British Grand Prix; Dovizioso again finished second in the following race in Malaysia. Dovizioso retired in Australia, and concluded the season with third in Portugal and fifth in Valencia to finish fifth in the final championship standings.

2011

Dovizioso remained with Repsol Honda for a third consecutive season in 2011, riding in a three-bike team alongside Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa. Dovizioso started the season well, with a fourth place in Qatar after a race-long battle with Marco Simoncelli. At Jerez, Dovizioso experienced severe tyre wear and had to make a tyre change on his way to 12th place in the damp conditions. He took fourth place in Portugal, with a late-race pass on Valentino Rossi, before Le Mans saw Dovizioso's best performance of the season to that point. Having circulated in sixth for a portion of the race, he was helped by the collision between Pedrosa and Simoncelli, which saw Pedrosa crash out and Simoncelli given a ride-through penalty. He then passed Jorge Lorenzo and Rossi en route to a second place finish.[5] Fourth place followed in Catalunya, before another second place in Great Britain, having started fifth and led the first few laps before being overtaken by team-mate Stoner. Dovizioso extended his podium run to four races after third in the Netherlands and second at his home race at Mugello.

He finished second for the fourth time in 2011, in the Czech Republic; holding off pressure from Simoncelli.[6] Two fifth places followed, before Dovizioso's only retirement of the season in Aragon, after crashing out. Dovizioso finished fifth in Japan, despite a ride-through penalty for jumping the start.[7] Dovizioso finished third in Australia and Valencia, while the Malaysian race was cancelled after the death of Simoncelli in the first attempt to run the race.[8]

He ended the season third behind Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner, but decided to move to the Tech 3 Yamaha team for the 2012 season, alongside Cal Crutchlow on a one year deal. Dovizioso moved to the team after rejecting the offer of a satellite Honda bike,[9] after Repsol Honda reverted to two bikes – for Stoner and Pedrosa – for the 2012 season.

2012

Dovizioso achieved top-five placings in each of his first three starts for Tech 3, with fifth places in Qatar and at Jerez, as well as a fourth place at the Portuguese Grand Prix. A seventh place followed at Le Mans, before his first podium of the season – a third place – at the Catalan Grand Prix. After missing out on points at the British Grand Prix due to a crash, Dovizioso finished third or fourth in each of the next six races, with four podiums to maintain fourth place in the championship ahead of team-mate Crutchlow.

He won the Supermoto-Race on SIC Supermoto Day together with Mauno Hermunen, a race in honor of the memory of the Italian racer Marco Simoncelli, who also died in a race crash in 2011.

2013

Following Valentino Rossi's move back to the factory Yamaha team, Dovizioso was signed by Ducati to replace Rossi in their factory team.[10] Dovizioso had a difficult season on an under-performing Ducati Desmosedici, with a best placement of fourth in wet conditions at the French Grand Prix. He ended the season eighth, behind Stefan Bradl and just ahead of team-mate Nicky Hayden.

2014

Dovizioso was joined at Ducati by his former Tech 3 team-mate Cal Crutchlow, reuniting the riders that raced with Tech 3 in 2012. The season started in a positive way for Dovizioso, who obtained three top-five results in the first four races, including a third place in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas and claimed his first pole position with Ducati in Japan, his first pole position since 2010. He ended the season fifth in the riders' championship.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing career[edit]

By season[edit]

Seas Class Moto Team Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
2001 125cc Aprilia RS 125 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC  –
2002 125cc Honda RS125R Scot Honda Team 16 0 0 0 0 42 16th  –
2003 125cc Honda RS125R Scot Honda Team 16 0 4 1 0 157 5th  –
2004 125cc Honda RS125RW Kopron Scot Honda Team 16 5 11 8 3 293 1st 1
2005 250cc Honda RS250RW Kopron Scot Honda Team 16 0 5 0 1 189 3rd  –
2006 250cc Honda RS250RW Kopron Scot Honda Team 16 2 11 2 4 272 2nd  –
2007 250cc Honda RS250RW Kopron Scot Honda Team 17 2 10 2 3 260 2nd  –
2008 MotoGP Honda RC212V JiR Team Scot 18 0 1 0 0 174 5th  –
2009 MotoGP Honda RC212V Repsol Honda 17 1 1 0 0 160 6th  –
2010 MotoGP Honda RC212V Repsol Honda 18 0 7 1 1 206 5th  –
2011 MotoGP Honda RC212V Repsol Honda 17 0 7 0 1 228 3rd  –
2012 MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Tech3 18 0 6 0 0 218 4th  –
2013 MotoGP Ducati GP13 Ducati Team 18 0 0 0 0 140 8th  –
2014 MotoGP Ducati GP14 Ducati Team 18 0 2 1 0 187 5th  –
Total 222 10 65 15 13 2526 1

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125cc 2001–2004 2001 Italy 2003 South Africa 2004 South Africa 49 5 15 9 3 492 1
250cc 2005–2007 2005 Spain 2005 Portugal 2006 Catalunya 49 4 26 4 8 721 0
MotoGP 2008–Present 2008 Qatar 2008 Malaysia 2009 Great Britain 124 1 24 2 2 1313 0
Total 2001–Present 222 10 65 15 13 2526 1

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2001 125cc Aprilia JPN RSA SPA FRA ITA
Ret
CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL PAC AUS MAL BRA NC 0
2002 125cc Honda JPN
Ret
RSA
10
SPA
Ret
FRA
9
ITA
12
CAT
Ret
NED
11
GBR
9
GER
13
CZE
21
POR
Ret
BRA
13
PAC
Ret
MAL
15
AUS
10
VAL
17
16th 42
2003 125cc Honda JPN
5
RSA
2
SPA
9
FRA
3
ITA
4
CAT
Ret
NED
10
GBR
2
GER
7
CZE
6
POR
8
BRA
6
PAC
3
MAL
13
AUS
Ret
VAL
8
5th 157
2004 125cc Honda RSA
1
SPA
4
FRA
1
ITA
4
CAT
2
NED
4
BRA
3
GER
4
GBR
1
CZE
2
POR
Ret
JPN
1
QAT
2
MAL
2
AUS
1
VAL
2
1st 293
2005 250cc Honda SPA
4
POR
2
CHN
2
FRA
3
ITA
8
CAT
3
NED
7
GBR
7
GER
4
CZE
6
JPN
6
MAL
Ret
QAT
3
AUS
5
TUR
5
VAL
9
3rd 189
2006 250cc Honda SPA
3
QAT
2
TUR
3
CHN
2
FRA
2
ITA
3
CAT
1
NED
3
GBR
6
GER
4
CZE
2
MAL
2
AUS
4
JPN
4
POR
1
VAL
7
2nd 272
2007 250cc Honda QAT
5
SPA
3
TUR
1
CHN
3
FRA
2
ITA
4
CAT
3
GBR
1
NED
4
GER
5
CZE
2
RSM
Ret
POR
2
JPN
2
AUS
3
MAL
11
VAL
4
2nd 260
2008 MotoGP Honda QAT
4
SPA
8
POR
Ret
CHN
11
FRA
6
ITA
8
CAT
4
GBR
5
NED
5
GER
5
USA
4
CZE
9
RSM
8
IND
5
JPN
9
AUS
7
MAL
3
VAL
4
5th 174
2009 MotoGP Honda QAT
5
JPN
5
SPA
8
FRA
4
ITA
4
CAT
4
NED
Ret
USA
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
1
CZE
4
IND
4
RSM
4
POR
7
AUS
6
MAL
Ret
VAL
8
6th 160
2010 MotoGP Honda QAT
3
SPA
6
FRA
3
ITA
3
GBR
2
NED
5
CAT
14
GER
5
USA
4
CZE
Ret
IND
5
RSM
4
ARA
Ret
JPN
2
MAL
2
AUS
Ret
POR
3
VAL
5
5th 206
2011 MotoGP Honda QAT
4
SPA
12
POR
4
FRA
2
CAT
4
GBR
2
NED
3
ITA
2
GER
4
USA
5
CZE
2
IND
5
RSM
5
ARA
Ret
JPN
5
AUS
3
MAL
C
VAL
3
3rd 228
2012 MotoGP Yamaha QAT
5
SPA
5
POR
4
FRA
7
CAT
3
GBR
19
NED
3
GER
3
ITA
3
USA
4
IND
3
CZE
4
RSM
4
ARA
3
JPN
4
MAL
13
AUS
4
VAL
6
4th 218
2013 MotoGP Ducati QAT
7
AME
7
SPA
8
FRA
4
ITA
5
CAT
7
NED
10
GER
7
USA
9
IND
10
CZE
7
GBR
Ret
RSM
8
ARA
8
MAL
8
AUS
9
JPN
10
VAL
9
8th 140
2014 MotoGP Ducati QAT
5
AME
3
ARG
9
SPA
5
FRA
8
ITA
6
CAT
8
NED
2
GER
8
IND
7
CZE
6
GBR
5
RSM
4
ARA
Ret
JPN
5
AUS
4
MAL
8
VAL
4
5th 187

References[edit]

  1. ^ MOTOGP: Dovizioso confirms MotoGP move., motorsport news, results, features, teams, drivers, updates
  2. ^ Dovizioso to Repsol Honda
  3. ^ "Shock Donington win for Dovizioso". BBC Sport. 2009-07-26. Archived from the original on 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Andrea Dovizioso takes maiden pole at Japanese MotoGP". BBC Sport (BBC). 2010-10-02. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  5. ^ Clifford, Peter (15 May 2011). "Superb Stoner wins in Le Mans". Red Bull (Red Bull GmbH). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Birt, Matthew (15 August 2011). "Andrea Dovizioso thrilled to hold off Marco Simoncelli". Motor Cycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Rostance, Tom (2 October 2011). "Dani Pedrosa claims dramatic MotoGP win in Japan". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Marco Simoncelli dies after MotoGP crash in Sepang". BBC Sport (BBC). 23 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Birt, Matthew (8 October 2011). "Andrea Dovizioso shuns Honda for Tech 3 Yamaha". Motor Cycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati together beginning in 2013". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 22 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Diego Giugovaz
125cc Motorcycle European Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Marco Simoncelli
Preceded by
Dani Pedrosa
125cc Motorcycle World Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Thomas Lüthi