Andrea Dovizioso will be testing for Aprilia from April 12-14
The declared archenemy of all MotoGP journalists seems to be thinking about his sporting future in his MotoGP exile. By the way, we fully understand that Dovi hates nothing more than press conferences. How many years he had to watch how around 90 percent of the questions were asked of Valentino Rossi was definitely not easy for him and all the other pilots. Andrea answered a question quite frankly: “I’d rather not say anything about that, your journalists will write whatever you want afterwards anyway!” It was therefore clear that this mandatory institution for drivers would be exactly what he missed the least. But apparently there is still a fire burning in him and the man with the upper body of an art gymnast might want to know again soon.
Massimo Rivola – APRILIA RACING about the test planned in Jerez:
“It was a pleasure to invite Andrea. The days in Jerez will simply be an opportunity to get to know each other better on the track as well. It will not be a so-called trial marriage, but an opportunity to do a few rounds together without making a binding commitment for the future. We are aware of all of Andrea’s qualities and his contribution will also be important for just one test. “
Andrea Dovizioso: „I was pleased by Aprilia’s interest and when we spoke about the possibility of doing this test, I gladly accepted the invitation to be able to ride a MotoGP bike again and to stay in form, giving the engineers my feedback. I wish to thank Aprilia Racing for this opportunity. “
A clear win-win situation for both parties
The clever northern Italian does exactly the right thing and keeps talking. For example, many people doubt whether KTM will be really lucky with Petrux, his former teammate. Not to mention the trial balloon Iker Lecuona, whom the oranges signed up in the secret hope that it would develop into a second Quartararo. As a three-time vice world champion, Dovi was able to afford such a disaster season as 2020 was for him without question. Other drivers also despaired in the first Corona year, from Rossi to Viñales including Quartararo, countless drivers had to give up to measure it against the example of Yamaha. The fast man from Forlimpopoli (what a name for a small town near Misano) deserves another chance.