Dovizioso considering racing Motocross after MotoGP
MotoGP star, Andrea Dovizioso has a decision to make for the 2021 season as his contract with Ducati expires and he’s still yet to decide if he’ll stay in the MotoGP paddock. The Italian has expressed an interest in racing Motocross when he hangs up his MotoGP boots – it remains to be seen if that will be as soon as 2021.
“I have various projects in my mind, but I’m more oriented towards Motocross because I can’t race in those disciplines now”, Dovizioso stated.
During the Coronavirus outbreak, Dovizioso says he’s had time to think a lot and missed the tiredness after a full day of Motocross. “I miss that tiredness after a full day of Motocross, while that’s not possible now. This long, forced stop makes you think a lot”.
The Italian also isn’t ruling out car racing in the future. “I’d like to try to experience 4 wheels. There are cars that give an adrenaline rush close to that of motorcycles, such as rally and rally cross. Last year I raced in a DTM in Misano, it was tough but I had fun”.
After MotoGP, many riders step down to the World Superbikes Championship but Dovizioso has stated even though it’s a good championship that the move doesn’t interest him.
We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Dovizioso but if he does decide that 2020 will be the end of his MotoGP career, there seems to be a good chance we’ll see him in the Motocross world. It’s hard to know what level he’d be racing at – perhaps the Italian Championship would be a good starting point for him.
Here’s a clip of him on a Motocross bike:
Source: Sky Sports Italia via GPOne.com
Pic: Dovizioso Facebook