Dovizioso to remain with Ducati until 2016

Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 19 Jul 2014

Dovi celebrates with Ducati's Gigi Dall'Igna

Italian MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso will remain with Ducati for the 2015/16 MotoGP seasons. Reports suggest Ducati’s CEO, Claudio Domenicali announced Dovizioso’s contract extension during the annual World Ducati Week celebration taking place this weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

There had been much speculation about whether Dovizioso would remain with the Bologna factory after his contract expires at the end of this season, with many linking the 28-year old with Suzuki’s 2015 MotoGP return.

After a tough debut season with Ducati Corse in 2013, Dovizioso has seen significantly improved results from the struggling Desmosedici this season, with Ducati making use of open-class concessions having not won a dry race in over two years.

Dovizioso has finished on the podium twice so far this season and reports suggest the former Grand Prix winner is keen to stay with Ducati to see what  the Borgo Panigale outfit have to offer for 2015 with a completely revamped Desmosedici designed by Italian engineer and former Aprilia head honcho Gigi Dall’Igna.

The Italian will once again be partnered by Britain's Cal Crutchlow.

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