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Why the Ducati-Dovizioso MotoGP divorce was unavoidable

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After months of speculation, Andrea Dovizioso's Ducati contract saga was shut down during MotoGP's Austrian Grand Prix weekend. Although he won the race and is fighting for the 2020 title, the impending split comes as no surprise…

When he announced his decision to leave Ducati last Saturday at MotoGP's Austrian Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso gave precious few details about his reasons. But amidst all the ambiguity there was an answer that certainly throws some light on the matter.

"There are various ways of racing and mine is to race for championships," Dovizioso told Motorsport.com. "The panorama that I see at Ducati brought me to the conclusion that it was better to go our separate ways. Racing for the sake of racing, for somebody who is used to being at the front, makes no sense."

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Francesco Bagnaia
Teams Ducati Team
Author Oriol Puigdemont