Andrea Dovizioso is one of the most successful Grand Prix riders of the modern era. The Italian has been racing inside the MotoGP paddock for two decades, and boasts 24 victories and 103 podiums since making his debut in the 125cc world championship in 2001.
In 2004, ‘Dovi’ was crowned the 125cc World Champion, which he won by 91 points, having scored five victories and 11 podiums. That result saw him move up to the 250cc world championship the following season, managing third in his debut season. He was twice runner-up in the championship in 2006 and 2007, before stepping up to the premier MotoGP class in 2008.
The rider from Forlimpopoli in northeast Italy made a strong impact in his rookie season, scoring a maiden podium in Malaysia on his way to fifth in the riders’ standings. His first victory came the following year, as he beat Colin Edwards at Donington Park and finished sixth in the final standings.
He became a regular podium scorer in 2010, taking seven top-three finishes, matching that tally in 2011 as he finished third in the championship. In 2012 he raced a Yamaha YZR-M1 for the first time and placed fourth in the standings with six podiums.
Dovizioso then joined Ducati the following year, and after a steady start, he went on to take his second MotoGP victory in Malaysia during the 2016 campaign. The following year marked his most successful season to date, with his second victory seeing him finish as the championship’s runner-up, a position he matched in the 2018 and 2019 standings.
In 2020, he took another victory in Austria and placed fourth in the championship, before splitting with the Ducati team at the end of the season. For the first half of 2021, Dovizioso was an Aprilla test rider, but joined the Yamaha family with the Petronas Yamaha SRT team for the final five rounds.
For next year, he will remain on a Yamaha, riding for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team alongside rookie Darryn Binder, with hopes of fighting for podiums and victories once again.
Date of birth: 23-03-1986
Weight (kg): 68kg
Total Races: 332 (234 x MotoGP, 49 x 250cc, 49 x 125cc)
Victories: 24 (15 x MotoGP, 4 x 250cc, 5 x 125cc)
Pole positions: 20 (7 x MotoGP, 4 x 250cc, 9 x 125cc)
Podiums: 103 (62 x MotoGP, 26 x 250cc, 15 x 125cc)
First Grand Prix: Mugello, 2001 (125cc)
First Victory: 2004, Phakisa (125cc)
First Podium: 2003, Phakisa (125cc)
First Pole position: 2003, Le Mans (125cc)
2022: MotoGP World Championship, WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team
2021: 24th - MotoGP World Championship, Petronas Yamaha SRT Team (5 races)
2020: 4th - MotoGP World Championship
2019: 2nd - MotoGP World Championship
2018: 2nd - MotoGP World Championship
2017: 2nd - MotoGP World Championship
2016: 5th - MotoGP World Championship
2015: 7th - MotoGP World Championship
2014: 5th - MotoGP World Championship
2013: 8th - MotoGP World Championship
2012: 4th - MotoGP World Championship, Monster Yamaha Tech3
2011: 3rd - MotoGP World Championship
2010: 5th - MotoGP World Championship
2009: 6th - MotoGP World Championship
2008: 5th - MotoGP World Championship
2007: 2nd - 250cc World Championship
2006: 2nd - 250cc World Championship
2005: 3rd - 250cc World Championship
2004: Champion - 125cc World Championship
2003: 5th - 125cc World Championship
2002: 16th - 125cc World Championship
2001: Wildcard - 125cc World Championship