With Danilo Petrucci who joined KTM, MotoGP grid seems to be clear talking about Factory Teams. The only Factory seat remained – if we do not count Andrea Iannone who is still waiting for the response of his appeal – is the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso.
The Italian and his manager Simone Battistella expressed their desire to renew the contract with a lot of Ducati guys who said that they want to keep him and that they are really close to end the deal with him, but at the moment nothing has been signed yet.
The future of Dovizioso does not seem to be that clear as Simone Battistella talked about the possibility to take a sabbatical year on 2021 if Dovi will not have anything interesting in his hands, but at the same time Andrea does not want to retire.
“It is true that if you do not have an interesting option, you are not interested on accepting it and your will is to wait until something interesting appears”, admitted Battistella, Andrea Dovizioso’s manager. “That does not mean he is going to retire, but taking a sabbatical year is an option we want to value”
Rumors linked Dovi to KTM: “We talked with KTM, but we realized that there were not the conditions to work together. In good faith on both sides we soon realized that there was not future there”.
Andrea has to wait first races to come, as Ducati wants know “some races to pass” before renewing talks.