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Andrea Dovizioso

This season sees Andrea Dovizioso begin his 12th year in MotoGP and his seventh season racing as a factory Ducati rider.

Date of Birth: March 23

Hometown: Forlimpopoli, Italy

Favourite circuit: Mugello

Greatest moment: 2017 British Grand Prix Win

Dovi, the 2004 125cc word champion, has been in MotoGP since his sensational rookie season in 2008, where he was top independent team rider and fifth overall in the championship.

His solid and consistent performance earnt him a move to the factory Repsol Honda team the following season, and he claimed his first victory in the class at Donington Park, eventually finishing the season in sixth.

2010 saw him finish on the podium seven times, a feat he repeated in 2011.

The following season saw Dovi make the move to the Tech 3 Yamaha squad, scoring another six podiums on his way to a fourth place finish in the championship.

In 2013 he signed for the factory Ducati team, taking a pole and two podiums in 2014, five podiums and pole in 2015 and his first race win on the Desmosedici in 2016 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The 2017 season saw Dovi put together a strong title challenge, winning six races and taking eight podium finishes as he took the championship to the wire, eventually finishing runner-up in the championship after crashing in the final race of the season. He took another four race wins and nine podiums on his way to another runner-up spot in the championship in 2018.

Career Highlights:

2016 – 5th MotoGP
2015 – 7th MotoGP
2014 – 5th MotoGP
2013 – 8th MotoGP
2012 – 4th MotoGP
2011 – 3rd MotoGP
2007 –2rd 250cc MotoGP
2006 – 2nd 250cc MotoGP
2005 –3nd 250cc MotoGP
2004 – 1st 125cc MotoGP
2001 – 1st 125cc European Championship
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