Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati Corse Director Looks Toward The 2018 MotoGP Championship

Ducati was the first to raise the curtain on the 2018 MotoGP season that will start in a few days with the preseason test in Malaysia. The factory …

2018 Ducati Desmosedici GP revealed - winter testing at Sepang Circuit, Malaysia this January 28 - 30

Coming tantalising close to winning the 2017 MotoGP championship, Ducati presented its 2018 Ducati Desmosedici GP race machines at its Borgo Panigale …

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Rider clashes not a worry for Ducati

Ducati’s Paolo Ciabatti isn’t envisioning a return to awkward relations between his factory riders 2018 after stating he expects both Andrea …

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A new era for Dovizioso?

There was something interesting about the Italian’s helmet at the 2018 Ducati Team Presentation. Did you spot it?<p>Tags , , ,<p>They say the devil’s in …

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Ducati MotoGP Launch Part 2: Dovizioso And Lorenzo On Distractions, Contracts, Money, And Life Lessons | MotoMatters.com | Kropotkin Thinks

The difference in perspective between team managers and riders is always fascinating. Team bosses always have an eye to the big picture, to the …

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Lorenzo: Four eyes are better than two…

…and Jorge Lorenzo could have six eyes to call-upon at some 2018 MotoGP events with trackside feedback from both Alex Debon and Michele Pirro.

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2018 Ducati MotoGP Bike & Riders Exposed: GP18, Dovizioso and Lorenzo

2018 Ducati MotoGP Bike Exposed<p>With less than two weeks to go before the first official MotoGP test in 2018 at Sepang International Circuit (January …

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Aprilia’s central focus in 2018

<b>Aprilia had an up-and-down 2017, so what does the Italian factory need to do to make Aleix Espargaró and Scott Redding competitive in MotoGP …

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Ducati MotoGP Launch - Part 1: More Power, Better Turning, New Sponsorship, & The Silly Season

MotoGP team launches are always the triumph of hope over experience. Each year, the bosses of every factory in the series tell the media that their …

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Dovizioso: We'll know if we get it right

It's no secret that Ducati's main goal for the GP18 is to reduce the mid-corner turning difficulties, which harmed its hopes at several circuits last …

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How Long Will Valentino Rossi Continue To Race MotoGP?

When a sportsman—in particular, a sportsman of the highest level—arrives at a certain age and his results begin to decline, it’s inevitable that …

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MotoGP: Ducati unveil new-look 2018 machine

Ducati have pulled the covers off a new-look 2018 MotoGP machine at the Italian manufacturer’s headquarters in Bologna, with Andrea Dovizioso and …

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VIDEO: Ducati unveils red, white and grey 2018 Desmosedici

First look at the 2018 Ducati MotoGP livery.

Ducati 2018 MotoGP launch

1 / Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati 2018 MotoGP launch<p>Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email<p>2 / The bikes of Jorge …

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Rossi academy rider Bagnaia in talks over 2019 Pramac MotoGP ride

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email<p>Moto2 frontrunner Francesco Bagnaia is in talks with the Pramac Ducati team about a …

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2018 Ducati Team launch with free LIVE streaming

Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo are on hand as the Borgo Panigale factory unveil their project for the 2018 season<p>Tags , , , ,<p>It’s that time of …

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'Smart' Marquez 'studies where to take risks'

Marc Marquez famously won the 2017 MotoGP World Championship despite a staggering 27 falls during the season, plus some astonishing saves.<p>That …

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Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Can Suzuki catch up?

<i>MotoMatters.com is delighted to feature the work of iconic MotoGP writer Mat Oxley. Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of</i> …

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Lorenzo 'made huge effort to change'

Ducati MotoGP team manager Davide Tardozzi has praised the 'huge effort' made by superstar signing Jorge Lorenzo to adapt to the Desmosedici.<p>Although …

TCF PICKS 2017: What to watch for in 2018

In our final TCF Picks piece we take a look forward to the year ahead and what our writers think you should be looking out for!<p>TCR UK Series<p>The TCR …

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MotoGP Gossip: New contract for Dovizioso?

Marquez to KTM wouldn't work; Yamaha need to work on MotoGP electronics, says Galbusera; Rossi wins Ranch battle?

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Ducati MotoGP boss denies ‘two-frame’ rumour

Ducati MotoGP sporting director Paolo Ciabatti has denied speculation the Bologna factory will make different frames to suit their riders’dindivisual …

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‘A top rider – and a completely normal guy’

‘Normal’ is not an adjective you would associate with a man accustomed to wrestling a 270bhp machine at well over 200mph and whose focus on …

2018 Week 1 News Round Up: Rossi's Ranch, Retiring Youngsters, And Preparing For Sepang | MotoMatters.com | Kropotkin Thinks

Though the world of motorcycle racing slowed to a crawl over the holiday season, that does not mean that nothing happened whatsoever. Racing news …

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Ducati calls up Stoner for first test of 2018

Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will return to action when he tests for Ducati at the Sepang circuit later this month.<p>The Australian, who …

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MotoGP Gossip: Lorenzo will be challenging, says Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso believes Jorge Lorenzo will be challenging for the MotoGP title in 2018 after a difficult season. The teammate of Lorenzo and MotoGP …

Marquez must be less aggressive or risk injury - Schwantz

Marc Marquez will need to adopt a less aggressive riding style in future or risk suffering injury, believes grand prix motorcycling legend Kevin …

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MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st - Andrea Dovizioso

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike …

TCF PICKS 2017: Competitor of the year - BRDC Formula 4, European Formula 3, FIA Formula 2, Formula 1, Formula E, GP3 Series, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, MotoGP, World Superbike

Welcome to the first in our annual feature looking back at the previous year, in our first article the team have looked back at some of their …

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A New Year: Three Predictions For The 2018 MotoGP Season | MotoMatters.com | Kropotkin Thinks

A new year brings new opportunities, and a chance to start again with a blank slate. The future is unknown, and so now is a time for predictions, …

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