Confirmed - Dovioso Joint Tech 3 Yamaha for 2012

Monday, October 10, 2011

The future of Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian rider will join the Tech 3 Yamaha for 2012 MotoGP, and will not be long before Yamaha satellite team will issue a proclamation.

During this time, the future Dovizioso continues to be a conversation, after the Repsol Honda next season to make sure that they will only use two drivers (Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa). Speculation also appear, as Dovizioso also being approached LCR Honda team.

However, the disappointment of the treatment team Honda's Dovizioso, who suspected he would prefer to join the Yamaha satellite team. Dovizioso was unhappy with the decision of a higher priority Honda fellow countryman, Marco Simoncelli, although he was in a better position in the standings - Dovizioso in third, while Simoncelli in eighth.

As reported and Speedweek, Dovizioso has accepted an offer of contract duration of one year with Tech 3. Development will continue to be monitored, because he has an alternative to move to the Yamaha factory team in the spring of 2013, when contracts are two main rider Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies. Dovizioso could be an option to replace the position or Lorenzo Spies, Yamaha offers a new contract before the two pebalapnya it.

If it is true that he became a tandem Cal Crutchlow on a MotoGP machine 1.000cc 2012 season, then Dovizioso to end his career with Honda's long journey. The reason is, since making his debut in full in the event the grand prix in 2002 in the 125cc class, Dovizioso has joined the Honda. Since then, he never moved to another team, and successfully embrace the 125cc world champion and runner-up in the 250cc class. In MotoGP too, Dovizioso managed his first victory in 2009, when it won the race at Donington Park.

Tech 3 Yamaha official hook Andrea Dovizioso to join the squad in MotoGP 2012. The Italian rider will be in tandem Cal Crutchlow Yamaha satellite team.

Thus, Dovizioso to end his long journey with Honda at the grand prix arena. Since making his debut in 2002, Dovizioso directly under the Honda banner, and he successfully grabbed the trophy 125cc class in 2004, runner-up in the 250cc class in 2006 and 2007, before joining the JIR Scot Honda on his debut in the MotoGP class in 2008.

Since then, Dovizioso became part of the Honda plant, and successfully achieved the first victory in the MotoGP event in 2009 while winning the race at Donington Park, England. However, he became a victim of Honda's policy that starts next season will only use the services of two drivers, as Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa are maintained.

In the midst of turmoil in his future looked, Dovizioso finally chose Tech 3 as a port for the 2012 season. He rejected the proposal LCR Honda, which is actually very interested in him up to get in the squad at the team's inaugural season 1.000cc engine era.

There are two main reasons that make Dovizioso "divorce" Honda. Suspected he was very disappointed with the Honda, which was already extended the contract Marco Simoncelli at the Honda Gresini team. In fact, in the standings Dovizioso in third, while Simoncelli in eighth. The second reason is, Dovizioso has the option to enter the factory Yamaha squad in season 2013.

"I am pleased to reach an agreement with Tech 3 for next year, and I want to thank Herve Poncharal, for the opportunity given to me," said Dovizioso.

"I am happy to be part of the squad Herve, and a teammate Cal. I am sure this will be an exciting new challenge, motivated, and fun. Now, I want to finish this season with the best results."

Team manager, Herve Poncharal, is also pleased with the agreement already reached. He was welcomed with open arms the arrival of Dovizioso, and acknowledges that the rider is one of the best in the world.

"I am pleased that a great rider like Andrea has decided to commit to Tech 3 and Yamaha. Needless to say, he is one of the best rider in the world, which is already proving his prowess to compete for the podium in MotoGP.

"I'm happy because he believes Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team to bring his career to the next level, and we could look into the 2012 season with high expectations. I am sure, with Andrea and Cal, we have a formidable squad in the trajectory of the 2012 season, and they both will show the potential of the new Yamaha engine 1.000cc. "

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