MotoGP: Dovi is Back!
The 35 year old Italian is back in MotoGP with the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team!
Because of Morbidelli's promotion to the Factory Yamaha Team a replacement was needed, and who better than the 15 time MotoGP race winner, Andrea Dovizioso!
Dovi will race for Sepang Racing Team for the remainder of the 2021 season and the 2022 season. For the rest of 2021 Andrea will most likely be expected to mold with the team, and then in 2022 he will be the number 1 rider in the team as he will take the reigns from the retiring Valentino Rossi.
A lot of people have been puzzled by Andrea joining the team, but it must be remembered that Andrea is a class MotoGP rider and has had success with Yamaha in the past, as he finished 4th in the Championship in 2012 with the Tech 3 Yamaha Team. If Dovi can adapt to the 2019 Yamaha and then the 2022 Yamaha he could very well race at the front of the field.
Another reason Dovi may have been bought in is for sponsors, with Petronas leaving MotoGP at the end of 2021 the Sepang Racing Team will need a new title sponsor and a rider like Andrea Dovizioso will be able to attract them to the team!