Andrea Dovizioso was born on 23 March 1986 and is an Italian former professional motorcycle racer.
63 Facts About Andrea Dovizioso
Andrea Dovizioso raced with WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team for the 2022 season but announced his intended-retirement after the Misano round in September.
Andrea Dovizioso is one of the most successful modern MotoGP riders with 15 victories and 62 podiums.
Andrea Dovizioso made his debut in MotoGP in 2008 and immediately finished 5th in the standings as the top satellite rider earning a move to the Factory Honda team in 2009.
Andrea Dovizioso moved to Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in 2012 and finished in 4th position getting six podiums which earned him a move to Factory Ducati team in 2013.
In 2016 Andrea Dovizioso recorded his first win in seven years in Malaysia.
Andrea Dovizioso left Ducati after the 2020 season due to a breakdown in relations with the team.
Andrea Dovizioso finished within the top five in 10 of his first 13 MotoGP seasons and is considered one of the best MotoGP riders to not win the MotoGP World Championship.
Andrea Dovizioso is nicknamed 'the Professor' due to his calculated riding approach.
In 2001 Andrea Dovizioso won the 125cc European Championship and competed in his first World Championship race at Mugello, in which he retired.
In 2002, Andrea Dovizioso competed in the 125cc World Championship with Team Scot Honda, finishing 16th in the final standings.
Andrea Dovizioso continued with the team in 2003, finishing 5th in the final standings and achieving four podium finishes.
In 2005 Andrea Dovizioso moved to the 250cc class, continuing with Team Scot Honda.
Andrea Dovizioso won two races in Barcelona and Estoril and finished on the podium 11 times.
Andrea Dovizioso fought for the championship until the final race of the season, but had to settle for 2nd place behind Jorge Lorenzo.
On 15 September 2007, Andrea Dovizioso announced that he would be making the move up to the MotoGP class with his existing team in 2008.
On his premier class debut, Andrea Dovizioso achieved a highly credible fourth place, at the season opener in Qatar, passing Valentino Rossi on the final lap.
In July 2009, Andrea Dovizioso won his first race in MotoGP at the British Grand Prix in wet conditions at Donington Park.
Andrea Dovizioso had a strong start to his second season with the Repsol Honda team, picking up a podium in the season-opening race in Qatar.
Andrea Dovizioso went on to finish second in the race after challenging for the race win, equalling his result from the British Grand Prix.
Andrea Dovizioso again finished second in the following race in Malaysia.
Andrea Dovizioso retired in Australia, and concluded the season with third in Portugal and fifth in Valencia to finish fifth in the final championship standings.
Andrea Dovizioso started the season well, with a fourth place in Qatar after a race-long battle with Marco Simoncelli.
At Jerez, Andrea Dovizioso experienced severe tyre wear and had to make a tyre change on his way to 12th place in the damp conditions.
Andrea Dovizioso took fourth place in Portugal, with a late-race pass on Valentino Rossi, before Le Mans saw Dovizioso's best performance of the season to that point.
Andrea Dovizioso then passed Jorge Lorenzo and Rossi en route to a second-place finish.
Andrea Dovizioso extended his podium run to four races after third in the Netherlands and second at his home race at Mugello.
Andrea Dovizioso finished second for the fourth time in 2011, in the Czech Republic; holding off pressure from Simoncelli.
Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth in Japan, despite a ride-through penalty for jumping the start.
Andrea Dovizioso finished third in Australia and Valencia, while the Malaysian race was cancelled after the death of Simoncelli in the first attempt to run the race.
Andrea Dovizioso achieved top-five placings in each of his first three starts for Tech3, with fifth places in Qatar and at Jerez, as well as a fourth place at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Andrea Dovizioso won the Supermoto-Race on SIC Supermoto Day together with Mauno Hermunen, a race in honour of the memory of his compatriot Marco Simoncelli, who died in a race crash in 2011.
Andrea Dovizioso had a difficult season on an under-performing Ducati Desmosedici, with a best place of fourth in wet conditions at the French Grand Prix.
Andrea Dovizioso ended the season eighth, behind Stefan Bradl and just ahead of teammate Nicky Hayden.
Andrea Dovizioso was joined at Ducati by his former Tech3 teammate Cal Crutchlow, reuniting the riders that raced with Tech3 in 2012.
Andrea Dovizioso ended the season fifth in the riders' championship.
Andrea Dovizioso took the first pole position of the season in Qatar, out-qualifying the rest of the field by 0.2 seconds.
Andrea Dovizioso finished in second place behind Rossi, taking his first podium since the Dutch TT in June 2014.
However, Andrea Dovizioso's form took a huge dip as he struggled with mechanical and crashes.
Andrea Dovizioso started the season strongly in Qatar again, finishing 2nd, but was taken out by his teammate in the Argentine Grand Prix when he was 2nd, he ultimately limped over to finish 13th.
Andrea Dovizioso was taken out by Pedrosa in Austin while 3rd and had a water pump failure in Jerez to leave him well down the standings.
Once again, Andrea Dovizioso started the season by finishing 2nd in Qatar, this time to new factory Yamaha rider, Maverick Vinales.
Andrea Dovizioso was taken out again in Argentina, this time by Aleix Espargaro, before finishing 6th, 5th, and 4th in Austin, Jerez and Le Mans, however Ducati was pretty far behind the winner in those races.
At the Italian Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso looked strong throughout practice and qualified 3rd behind Vinales and Rossi.
Andrea Dovizioso controlled the pace in the race, didn't let Vinales get away and ultimately passed him and opened up a gap to win the race, becoming the first Italian rider to win the Italian Grand Prix on a Ducati motorcycle.
Back to back wins for Andrea Dovizioso put him only 7 points behind Vinales at the top of the standings, though he had talked down the possibility of a title fight.
Andrea Dovizioso again took back-to-back wins in Austria and Great Britain, retaking the lead as Marquez retired due to blown engine.
Andrea Dovizioso finished the season 2nd, losing the world championship battle to Marc Marquez, with total of 6 wins.
Andrea Dovizioso took victory in the season opener in Qatar, beating Marc Marquez to the line.
Andrea Dovizioso won at Qatar for the second year in a row and in Austria with a final corner overtake on Marc Marquez.
Andrea Dovizioso suffered a large accident at the British Grand Prix, where he was unable to avoid the low-siding Fabio Quartararo in front of him, running over the French rider's bike, sending Dovizioso airborne and falling head-first to the ground heavily.
Andrea Dovizioso scored 9 podium finishes in the season, equalling his tally from the previous season.
Andrea Dovizioso achieved a third place podium finish at the season opener in Spain.
Andrea Dovizioso went on to win the race the following day, in what would turn out to be his 14th and final victory with the Italian manufacturer.
Andrea Dovizioso finished the season in fourth place overall with 135 points, as the top Ducati rider for the fifth consecutive season.
Andrea Dovizioso was reported to have joined Petronas Yamaha by the British GP weekend, after Maverick Vinales left the Factory Yamaha Team and went to Aprilia Racing Team Gresini for the rest of 2021.
Andrea Dovizioso will join Valentino Rossi for the rest of 2021, replacing Franco Morbidelli who moves up to the Factory team.
Andrea Dovizioso was replaced by Cal Crutchlow after retiring from MotoGP at the end of the San Marino Grand Prix.
Andrea Dovizioso made his debut in auto racing when he participated in 2016 Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Circuit Ricardo Tormo round, driving a Lamborghini Huracan.
Andrea Dovizioso finished 4th in the first race in the Pro-Am class and won the second race.
Andrea Dovizioso raced as a substitute driver for Pietro Fittipaldi, who was briefly loaned to Team Rosberg from WRT as Jamie Green was absent due to appendicitis recovery.