MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso confirmed to Petronas SRT for 2021 and 2022

Andrea Dovizioso has been confirmed to race for Petronas SRT for the remainder of 2021 and 2022.

After taking a sabbatical for 2021, leaving Ducati with no Plan B and no plan of action, Andrea Dovizioso will return to the MotoGP grid for the final five rounds of the 2021 MotoGP season and continue for 2022 with the Petronas SRT squad.

The three-time MotoGP runner up and 15-time class winner Dovizioso has been confirmed to race using Morbidelli’s 2019 machinery before stepping onto the 2022 Factory Yamaha for 2022 in the new satellite colours in the new team run by Johan Stigefelt and Razlan Razali

Lin Jarvis, Yamaha Motor Racing:  “We are delighted that a MotoGP star and talent like Andrea is joining the Yamaha line-up. We warmly welcome him to the Yamaha MotoGP group as a very important member of our MotoGP programme.

“We have found ourselves in unprecedented circumstances this year that resulted in totally unexpected rider issues for both Yamaha teams. We experienced some unforeseen and unfortunate events, but we have been able to transform the problems into new opportunities.

“Andrea has been away from MotoGP for a short sabbatical, but we are certain that a rider of his calibre will soon find his speed again. We are really looking forward to working with him as a member of Yamaha’s satellite team, and we will be supporting him in every way we can.”

Andrea Dovizioso, Petronas Yamaha: “Racing with Yamaha has always been my dream, and that’s why when the opportunity arrived I did not think twice, although I know it’s going to be a tough challenge for me.

“I’ve got many things ahead of me to learn: a new bike, a new team, a new working system. It’s a big challenge that starts at Misano, my home GP. This makes it even more exciting. I can’t wait to be aboard my M1!”

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