MotoGP, Ciabatti: "Ready to listen to Dovi, an annual contract is an option"

"To sign a two-year deal we will have to have some valid reasons because of his age. If he became Ducati’s longest-serving rider it would be important for everyone"


The crazy MotoGP market continues to hold centre stage, producing twists and turns day after day. One of the hot topics of these weeks is undoubtedly the future of Andrea Dovizioso, upon whom various fates and different decisions depend: in fact, in the factory Ducati team the one regarding the Man from Forlì remains the only knot to be untied after the announcement of Jack Miller, but it’s not quite as easy as it’s thought to be.

The days going by and the silence of Dovi are not really a reassuring sign, especially in a market that is experiencing one of its most incandescent periods in these days. But while Dovi is keeping a low profile, messages have instead been coming from the sporting director of the Borgo Panigale team, Paolo Ciabatti.

“We are open to different solutions - explained Ciabatti to the microphones of – even including a one-year contract. If, on the other hand, he prefers a two-year contract, we will probably have to have some solid reasons to satisfy him, seeing as he is approaching 40. We are open to discussing all the possibilities ".

The love story between Ducati and Dovi is therefore at a crossroads to say the least. If it were to come to an end, it would be front-page news, while if it continued it could become a historical idyll in terms of duration.

"If Dovi signed for another two years he would become the most loyal MotoGP rider after Dani Pedrosa, and above all - concluded Ciabatti - the rider with the longest relationship with Ducati, which would be an important step for both sides".

All that remains therefore is to wait for the next chapter of this saga, while the countdown towards the restart continues and rider market activity shows no sign of slowing down.




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