Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso ( born March 23, 1986 in Forlimpopoli (FC) ) is an Italian motorcycle racer.

Dovizioso is true, despite his young age, as mellow and tactically clever driver, the overall rating is more important than individual race wins. Inspired by his idol Kevin Schwantz, he started many years with the start number 34, his nickname is Dovi.

In the 2013 season he goes in the Ducati factory team in the MotoGP class of the Motorcycle World Championship at the start.

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  • 2.2 In the World Motorcycle Championship


Dovizioso was discovered by Aprilia, for which he won the Italian 125cc Championship in 2000. In the 2001 season he was 125 cc European Champion and he went as a wildcard rider in his first race in the motorcycle world championship in the class up to 125 cc.

125 cc class

For the 2002 season, he switched to Honda and played his first full season in the 125cc class of the Motorcycle World Championship.

After two years of rather unremarkable results Dovizioso succeeded in the 2004 season of the breakthrough. With five Grand Prix victories and eight pole positions, he was superior with 293 points ahead of the Spaniard Hector Barbera at the age of 18 years world champion.

250 cc class

For the 2005 season, he went on with Honda in the 250 cc class, and came at once to third place in the overall standings. During the 2006 season, Andrea Dovizioso reach two wins and eleven podiums. Although his Honda was inferior to the Aprilia in terms of performance, he fought to the last race of the season with the Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo at the world title in the 250 cc class and was runner-up.

In the 2007 season, Dovizioso went to Honda in the 250cc World Championship at the start. Since Honda had decided to discontinue the development of the 250 - cc two-stroke engine almost complete, its starting position was not good. Nevertheless, the Italians won two victories came not only with a single race in the points and has a total of ten podium finishes runner-up again behind Jorge Lorenzo.

MotoGP class

For the 2008 season Andrea Dovizioso moved to the MotoGP class, where he went in the newly created JiR Team Scot on the Honda with the number 4 at the start.

In 2009 Dovizioso started on the side of the Spaniard Dani Pedrosa at the Honda factory team Repsol Honda. On July 26, 2009, he celebrated when marked by difficult weather conditions the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Donington Park his first Grand Prix victory in the " top tier ".

In the 2011 season Dovizioso started again on the side of the Spaniard Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner the Australian on a Repsol Honda machine.

The end of 2011 Dovizioso Honda contract was not renewed. Therefore, the Italians changed for the 2012 season to Tech 3 and Yamaha YZR -M1 drove one. His teammate was there the Briton Cal Crutchlow. 2013 he moved to Ducati. Nicky Hayden was his new teammate. For the 2014 season Nicky Hayden has left the team, and Cal Crutchlow was again his teammate.



  • 2000 - Italian Master of the 125 cc Aprilia Challenge
  • 2001 - 125 cc European Champion on Aprilia
  • 2004 - 125 cc World Champion on Honda
  • 2005 - 250 cc World Cup bronze medalist at Honda
  • 2006 - 250 cc World Championship runner- up Honda
  • 2007 - 250 cc World Championship runner- up Honda
  • 2011 - MotoGP World Championship bronze medalist at Honda
  • 2012 - Winner of the SIC Supermoto Day Supermoto race with Mauno Hermunen
  • 10 Grand Prix wins

In the World Motorcycle Championship

(As of end of season 2013)