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Andrea Dovizioso to Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP

Monday, October 10, 2011
Andrea Dovizioso prepares for the start of the 28-lap MotoGP race at Indy.
After racing Hondas for much of his pro career, Andrea Dovizioso will join the Yamaha Monster Tech 3 team for ’12 in MotoGP.
Italian motorcycle racer, Andrea Dovizioso will join the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team for the ’12 MotoGP season. Dovizioso, 25, has been a long-time Honda racer and this will be the first-time he has ridden for another manufacturer since 2001.

"I'm happy to have reached this agreement with Tech 3 for next year and I want to thank Hervé Poncharal for the opportunity he is giving me,” said Dovizioso. “I am excited to become part of Hervé's squad and to be teamed with Cal. I am sure this new challenge will be exciting, motivating and fun. Now that 2012 is sorted I want to focus on finishing the season in the best possible way."
“I am delighted that a rider of Andrea's stature has decided to commit his future to Tech 3 and Yamaha,” added team manager, Herve Poncharal. “He is without doubt one of the fastest riders in the world who has proven on a regular basis that he is capable of challenging for the podium in MotoGP. I am thrilled that he trusts the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team to take his career to the next level and we can look forward to 2012 with high expectations. I am convinced that with Andrea and Cal we have one of the strongest line-ups on the grid in 2012 and both of them will demonstrate the potential of Yamaha's new 1000cc machine.”

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motousa_adam   October 10, 2011 11:04 PM
@ bikerandy: are you kidding me--dovi is having his best season to date. and if honda or repsol had more cash/resources to field him they would.
Thewall67   October 10, 2011 06:52 PM
He'll never be a race winner...especially on a satellite team. But still, one of the fastest racers in world.
charlie toast   October 10, 2011 02:16 PM
I wouldn't write Dovi off too soon! The return to 1000cc might mix things up a bit, and honda may not be so dominant. I'd not be surprised to see Dovi get more podiums, and even win the odd race.

bikerrandy   October 10, 2011 10:47 AM
Well, Honda finally got rid of Dovi., as he slides down the hill from GP stardom. It's tough to stay at the top of the heap in MotoGP, even if you win some races(Dovi. hasn't). You're only as good as your last race results. See you in World Superbike soon, Dovi.?