Mugello (Italy), June 8. Andrea Dovizioso, 125cc world champion in 2004 and three-time MotoGP world runner-up, is now officially a legend of the premier class and the eighth Italian rider to do so.
Dovizioso officially entered the Mugello circuit into the Hall of Fame this Thursday by receiving a ‘MotoGP Legend’ medal from Spain’s Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna.
The Italian won the 125cc world championship in 2004, moved up to the 250cc class and made his MotoGP debut in 2008, achieving his first podium finish in the premier class as a rookie.
The following season, Dovizioso took his first NotoGP victory and was a regular podium contender, until his departure from Honda at the end of 2011. His next season was with Yamaha Tech3, with whom he again scored several podiums before signing for the official Ducati team in 2013.
Dovizioso achieved two podiums in 2014, five in 2015 and another five in 2016, including a historic win at the Malaysian Grand Prix for the first time since 2009. Getting 12 wins in just three seasons. The last was at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix.