Andrea Dovizioso has been competing in the MotoGP World Championship since 2008. The 2017 and 2018 seasons have arguably been his most successful, as he has been runner up both years.
For the 2019 season Dovizioso will have fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci in the Mission Winnow Ducati Team box.
Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna spoke to motorsport.com, commenting that the relationship between Dovizioso and Petrucci is best he has ever seen. Dovizioso discussed being comfortable with the current team, however he was quick to make the point that he feels people are underestimating his teammates potential for the season.
“It’s not about taking my pressure off, but about being more comfortable in all the things that need to be done. I am happy with the current situation and I think Danilo is open to working together… I think Petrucci has more potential than everyone thinks.”
At the preseason testing held at Jerez, Petrucci finished 2nd, showing a glimmer of potential to the MotoGP world. We await the next testing, the all important Sepang Test.