Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Motorsport prime

Discover premium content
Subscribe

Edition

Global
Andrea Dovizioso, RNF MotoGP Racing
Prime
Interview

Why Andrea Dovizioso is leaving MotoGP at the right time

On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso announced that he will be retiring from MotoGP after September’s San Marino GP. The timing of his departure raised eyebrows, but his reasoning remains sensible and what has happened this year should not diminish a hard-built legacy.

Andrea Dovizioso’s 2023 future has been a point of question since MotoGP went on its five-week summer break following the Dutch Grand Prix. Several times in the first half of the season, the veteran Italian indicated that next year’s grid wasn’t likely to feature him.

It’s for this reason that this writer organised to sit down with Dovizioso on Thursday afternoon at Silverstone. That interview was postponed at the eleventh hour, the reasoning becoming clear at midday on Thursday when Yamaha dropped a press release announcing Dovizioso’s retirement.

Previous article Quartararo “had nothing more” for MotoGP Silverstone pole fight
Next article Espargaro's British GP uncertain after "violent" 115mph MotoGP crash

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Motorsport prime

Discover premium content
Subscribe

Edition

Global