Dovizioso går från Honda till Yamaha

Den 25-årige italienaren Andrea Dovizioso går över från Hondas fabriksteam i MotoGP till franska Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2012. Han ligger för närvarande trea i mästerskapet och har tagit fyra andraplatser under säsongen med tre deltävlingar återstående. Ett imponerande resultat från en otroligt jämn förare, men avsaknaden av det där lilla extra som ofta leder till toppen av pallplatsen har saknats. Det i kombination med konkurrens från förare som Casey Stoner och Dani Pedrosa har med högsta sannolikt varit orsaken till övergången.

Andrea Dovizioso:
"I'm happy to have reached this agreement with Tech 3 for next year and I want to thank Hervé Poncharal for the opportunity he is giving me. I am excited to become part of Hervé's squad and to be teamed with Cal. I am sure this new challenge will be exciting, motivating and fun. Now that 2012 is sorted I want to focus on finishing the season in the best possible way."

Herve Poncharal – Team Manager Yamaha Tech 3:
“I am delighted that a rider of Andrea's stature has decided to commit his future to Tech 3 and Yamaha. He is without doubt one of the fastest riders in the world who has proven on a regular basis that he is capable of challenging for the podium in MotoGP. I am thrilled that he trusts the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team to take his career to the next level and we can look forward to 2012 with high expectations. I am convinced that with Andrea and Cal we have one of the strongest line-ups on the grid in 2012 and both of them will demonstrate the potential of Yamaha's new 1000cc machine.”