After a near-15-year profession racing within the premier class, three-time championship runner-up Dovizioso has now retired from MotoGP following Sunday’s Misano race.
Dovizioso introduced through the British GP weekend that Misano can be his final outing, with Yamaha take a look at rider Cal Crutchlow taking his place for the ultimate six rounds of 2022.
The RNF Racing rider completed twelfth on his ultimate MotoGP race and was happy together with his efficiency, even when it wasn’t the highest 10 he was in search of.
“Properly, the weekend has been loopy and I actually didn’t anticipate the individuals supporting me in a loopy manner,” Dovizioso mentioned.
“I’m actually pleased, I couldn’t be any higher. My resolution to cease right here was proper.
“Thanks to Yamaha and the sponsors and the workforce to permit me to do this.
“It has been excellent. The race was like all the time, I’m not in a position to be quick at first of the race, I’m not in a position to cease the bike.
“I couldn’t maintain the group in entrance of me, however from the center of the race to the top I used to be in a position to go quicker than my tempo till the final lap.
“So, I used to be in a position to play a bit with the riders behind me and I used to be in a position to maintain the place. However for certain quite a lot of riders crashed.
“twelfth is an efficient place for me. I wished to do a high 10 however I couldn’t.”
Andrea Dovizioso, RNF MotoGP Racing
Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photographs
Dovizioso has remained stoic by means of his ultimate race weekends and says he was too “rational” to get emotional throughout Sunday’s San Marino GP.
“The race and the top of the race, I’m nonetheless rational,” he mentioned when requested if he felt any feelings when he bought to the chequered flag.
“So, I didn’t get unusual feelings there.
“You might be drained, nevertheless it’s not the second [to get emotional].
“You don’t should do something loopy earlier than the race, particularly the way in which I’ve to do the race. There wasn’t any issues.”
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Dovizioso will trip a MotoGP this week on the post-race Misano take a look at on Tuesday as he trials a brand new Alpinestars helmet, however will stop circuit racing to contest nationwide motocross in Italy.
The 15-time MotoGP race winner can also be engaged on a secret venture he hopes to divulge to the world by November on the newest.
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