The one between Aprilia and Andrea Dovizioso it was a long courtship, which did not end in marriage. The three-time world runner-up in the MotoGP class did not seem very convinced of returning to the track on the bike from Noale and over the weeks there was no shortage of digs launched by Aleix Espargarò to the Forlì. “He hasn’t been very competitive so far and he doesn’t seem to want to race“, He explained last July, before adding a few days ago:”I want the people involved in this project to have 100% full confidence. Maverick has it, as does Lorenzo and me, at 1000%. The others I don’t know“.
But Dovizioso had the desire to race and took the train called Yamaha immediately, and, taking advantage of a particular alignment of the stars (the farewell of Vinales, the retirement of Rossi, that of Petronas and the arrival of Withu who had expressed a preference for an Italian centaur), he will be back on track in the race as early as this season. He also spoke about the 35-year-old Italian experience in Aprilia, definitively closed with the 2021 tests Romano Albesiano, technical director of the team: “Dovizioso? On certain issues he gave us very useful information, on others he developed his own path, on lenses that were not compatible with those of Aleix. It was a pleasure to talk to him, his intelligent, analytical approach“, The Venetian engineer explained with elegance to Corriere dello Sport.
FP | Stefano Ollanu
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