Dovizioso open to new role as test rider

09 October 2020 - 12:23 By Reuters
Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Team speaks with mechanics during qualifying for the MotoGP of Catalunya at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on September 26 2020 in Barcelona.
Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Team speaks with mechanics during qualifying for the MotoGP of Catalunya at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on September 26 2020 in Barcelona.
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Italian Andrea Dovizioso insists he's not worried about his future in MotoGP and is seriously considering a role as a test rider next season.

Dovizioso, 34, will leave Ducati at the end of the season, bringing to an end his eight-year association with the team. He has been linked with a move to Aprilia, where he could partner Spaniard Aleix Espargaro next year.

“When I have any news I will tell you,” Dovizioso told reporters when asked if he had secured a seat for the 2021 season. “I'm working on that but I don't have any stress to make a decision.”

“Test rider is a big option for me for sure.”

Dovizioso has won 13 races since joining Ducati in 2013, finishing runner-up in the championship in the last three seasons.

He is fourth in the world championship standings with 84 points, 24 behind leader Fabio Quartararo heading into this weekend's French Grand Prix.


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