Faced with such dismal results that they began to take precedence over all his work, one wondered why Andrea Dovizioso was still stubborn in continuing with a Yamaha M1 that he also said would never be good for him. A question that ended up being shared by the 36-year-old Italian who announced ahead of the British Grand Prix this weekend that he would stop paying for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano in a month. His replacement is known and we exchanged one veteran for another…
we swear in yamaha that didn’t happen and Andrea Dovizioso He was almost offended when asked if it was really reasonable to continue with such a season, already promised by the interested party as the last of his Grand Prix career. And yet, the evidence, like the reason, ended up prevailing since it is now official that the former triple runner-up in the MotoGP World Championship, and every time in Ducati, will go at the end of this campaign. Thus, Andrea Dovizioso will not finish the 2022 season in its yamaha. He will retire from MotoGP after the Grand Prix of Miano. The Forlì pilot, exactly one year after joining the project yamaha, will leave the house of the three Tuning Forks during the season. Before the summer break he had already advanced the news of not being in the squad in 2023.
The English who heard this news on their soil were also pleased to know that it is the official Yamaha test rider cal crutchlow who will be the replacement rider on the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP team for the remaining six races of the 2022 season.
” In 2012 the experience with Iwata in MotoGP was very positive for me and since then I have always thought that I would have liked, sooner or later, to have had an official contract with Yamaha. Dovi commented. ” This possibility presented itself, in fact somewhat fortunately, during 2021: I decided to try it because I firmly believed in this project and in the possibility of doing it well. Unfortunately, MotoGP has changed profoundly in recent years, the situation has been very different since : I never felt comfortable with the bike and could not exploit its full potential, despite the valuable and continuous help of the team and the entire Yamaha factory. “.
” The results were negative, but beyond that, I still consider it a very important life experience: when there are so many difficultiesyou have to have the ability to better manage the situation and your emotions “adds the companion of darryn folder. ” We did not achieve the desired objectives, but the relationship with the Yamaha technicians and those of my team has always been positive and constructive, both for them and for me. He remained loyal and professionally interesting even in the most critical moments. : it was not so obvious that this would happen “.
Andrea Dovizio: didn’t turn out the way we hoped but i was just trying”
He ends: ” For all this and for their support, I thank Yamaha, my RNF racing team, WithU and all the other sponsors involved in the project. It didn’t turn out the way we expected, but it was just an attempt. My adventure will end in Misano, but the relationship with everyone involved in this challenge will remain intact forever. thanks to all “.
Yamaha boss in the field Lin Jarvis finished: I want to start by saying that of course we are all sorry that Andrea is leaving the sport sooner than expected. He is a big name in MotoGP and he will be missed in the paddock. We consider ourselves very lucky last year when Andrea gave us his willingness to join our MotoGP program, after Franky joined the factory Yamaha team, creating a need for a replacement rider for the remainder of the 2021 season. “.
” The great skill, experience and methodical nature has been of great interest to Yamaha and the RNF team.. The project also included the entire 2022 season. Unfortunately Andrea struggled to extract the full potential of the M1 and as a result the results were not there, creating understandable frustration for the Italian talent. Later, during the summer break, Dovi confirmed his desire to retire before the end of the season. “.
” After some discussion, we agreed that Andrea would race his last race at Misano, at his home Grand Prix.. Naturally, Yamaha will continue to give Dovi its full support for the next three races. In the meantime, let’s enjoy these last GPs together, ready to celebrate the end of a spectacular race in Misano “.
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