MotoGP, Dall'Igna: "Dovizioso has Ducati's offer, but the problem is financial"

“That's the main obstacle for the renewal. Lorenzo? It's a big unknown, but he doesn't want to end his career like he did last year."

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Ducati has made its move, now it's up to Andrea Dovizioso to answer, yes or no. Beating around the bush is useless at this point. That's right, since what Gigi Dall'Igna told Sky regarding the renewal of the rider from Forlì was clear and transparent: “A formal offer to Andrea? It depends on what you mean by a formal offer. If you mean a piece of paper with all the conditions written, certainly not, but Dovizioso has certainly made an offer. So, I repeat, the financial stumbling block is the main stumbling block at this time."

Apparently, the renewal between Dovi and Ducati doesn't seem to be such a downhill ride, so much so that the engineer keeps the question open, despite a bit of hope related to his stay: "We've worked a lot for this, now we'll see."  The numbers and figures remain top secret, although we've recently revealed to you that the Italian manufacturer probably offered around three million to guarantee Dovi for 2021.

In the meantime, the rumor related to Jorge Lorenzo's possible return is also being bounced around, should Dovizioso not stay. Pressed on the issue, Dall'Igna didn't dodge the subject: "It's difficult to have a clear idea," the engineer replied. "Surely, it's understandable that a driver with Jorge's statistics intends to finish his career in a better way than how he ended it last year. That said, it's difficult to understand his real motivations. It's definitely a big unknown."

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Translated by Leila Myftija

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