But, after a good start, the Ducati rider wouldn't make it beyond Turn 2 of the race, having been the innocent victim of a three-rider chain reaction ahead. He said to the media that he was "okay" after his incident but the Frenchman still went to the hospital due to feeling dizzy. So, looking at the data it’s a really, really similar to the lap before but with this temperature I need to pay more attention on the left.”, Zarco feels "sad" about taking Dovizioso down, Vinales admits he lost his way on set-up for Catalan GP, Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo wins as Rossi, Dovizioso crash, Quartararo: Barcelona win not motivated by Marquez comments, Verstappen, Vettel question "harsh" penalty points system, Honda clipping "skewed" Red Bull's speed deficit in Sochi, Rea "praying" for new Kawasaki WSBK model in 2021, Four teams lodge intention to appeal Schumacher’s Sochi win, Ten things we learned from the Russian GP, Mercedes expected just a "telling off" over Hamilton incident, F1 drivers call for changes to Sochi's "worst corner", Rossi admits MotoGP title chances "closed" after Catalan crash, The epic sophomore showdown brewing in the MotoGP title race, KTM's Binder: Final Barcelona laps like "riding in the rain", Morbidelli “positive” to be “angry” about missed podium, Mir: "Too early" to be considered MotoGP title favourite, Marc Márquez's testing himself after the surgery. Andrea Dovizioso (born 23 March 1986) is a professional motorcycle racer who competes in the MotoGP world championship for the factory Ducati Corse team. Franco did a mistake at Turn 1, so from that moment I push because I don’t want to take too much disadvantage to Fabio. After seeing an amazing duel in Austria, why not re-live some of the best last lap battles between Dovizioso and Marquez to date? The sole surviving Suzuki of Joan Mir hounded Miller in the final laps, but the Ducati rider used his GP20’s supreme grunt to keep the Spaniard at bay. Turn 2 was on the limit temperature-wise, as other crashes proved it.". F1 Driver Ratings – who starred and who flopped at the 2020 Russian GP? It's not about any individual race, it's about the remaining six races. The Italian's first DNF of the season means he has now dropped to fourth in the standings, with six rounds to go, 24 points from race winner Quartararo. Andrea Dovizioso's profile: Career details, images, news and statistics. "Pol braked in front of me and I touched him, my front wheel on his rear wheel, and Johann just braked and crashed. ... ©1999-2017 Crash Media Group. “We are following a very interesting road with the setting of the bike, so even if the championship is closed for me, there are great reasons to be fast from now to the end of the year. Valentino Rossi: Maybe I could have won, we'll never know... Daniel Ricciardo says F1 Russian GP penalty “lit a fire under my bum”. F1 video: Destination unknown for Sergio Perez? shares. "It's a shame for me and for Dovi, but that's racing, unfortunately. "When you watch from the outside it always looks easier, so it's difficult to say. Andrea Dovizioso showed Ducati what they will be missing next year by winning a pulsating Austrian Grand Prix after a horror crash brought the red flags out on Sunday. “We start very, very smooth at the beginning, we had a good pace and I tried to ride very sweet on the front and rear tyre, because I know like everybody at the end of the race we will suffer,” he added. Petrucci was only aware of the incident after the race had finished. "There's nothing to say because it was a racing incident," commented the #4. However, Dovizioso reported a lot of pain in his hip and suffered brief memory loss after the crash, as reported by Ducati sporting chief Davide Tardozzi and MotoGP doctor Angel Charte on Sky Italy. Starting just 17th on the grid for Sunday's Catalunya MotoGP, world championship leader Andrea Dovizioso probably thought things couldn't get much worse. The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form. Dovizioso's Desmosedici caught on fire, while the Italian had to be taken away from the site of the crash on a stretcher - although he was later seen standing on his feet to the side of the circuit. Zarco said: "In turn two, Petrucci had a moment to avoid contact with a KTM in front of him, and I had to brake not to run into him. ", Contact Crash.Net Privacy Policy Get Crash RSS Newsfeeds About Crash.Net. The Italian rider had gone to the track's medical centre and was then taken to the Coventry hospital for precautionary checks. His deficit in the championship to Marc Marquez is now up to 78 points as the Honda rider finished the British Grand Prix second to Suzuki's Alex Rins. "The point is to be fast; we have to do that first and then we can think about the championship," he said. Anything is possible. Dovizioso's Desmosedici caught on fire, while the Italian had to be taken away from the site of the crash on a stretcher - although he was later seen standing on his feet to the side of the circuit. Quartararo wins as Rossi, Dovizioso crash; Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment ‘Why Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 Is So Damn Hard’ These 2 Tech Stocks Are Grossly Undervalued, Says Needham First podium of 2020 for Alex Rins, first Suzuki double podium for 13 years, Maverick Vinales: 'Winning to disaster, my head is crazy', Check out the Crash MotoGP YouTube channel - CLICK HERE, Catalunya MotoGP: Michelin: 'Not easy to guess the weather...', Jack Miller: 'Close but no cigar' in Catalunya MotoGP, Morbidelli 'angry, this is positive', 'Rossi fastest today'. Absent from the podium in the four rounds since his victory in Austria, Dovizioso's first concern is to be more competitive. Dovizioso's scans in Coventry revealed no injuries and the Ducati rider is able to leave the hospital on Sunday evening. Dovizioso's anguish had been clear to see at the time, but he didn't apportion any blame afterwards. Dovizioso's anguish had been clear to see at the time, but he didn't apportion any blame afterwards. "I was checking just now," he said. Then the bike broke down in the first race, so it's difficult. Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images. Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo wins as Rossi, Dovizioso crash 09/27/2020 Fabio Quartararo took his first win since July and returned to the lead of the MotoGP championship in the Catalan Grand Prix after a lap one crash for Andrea Dovizioso. Rossi concedes he made a mistake by not paying attention to the temperature of the left-hand side of his front tyre at Turn 2, and was trying to push at that stage to reduce the gap to eventual winner Fabio Quartararo. Just 26 points adrift of the championship lead ahead of the Catalan GP, he is now 50 points down after registering his second-successive DNF and the third of the season – although mathematically he can still win the title. Barcelona MotoGP: Quartararo wins as Rossi, Dovizioso crash Quartararo: Barcelona win not motivated by Marquez comments Zarco feels "sad" about taking Dovizioso down But I did a mistake. It is the second time Dovizioso was an innocent bystander of a big crash this year as he was taken out by Jorge Lorenzo in Barcelona. I'm really sorry for Johann and Andrea but I don't think I have any fault.". Who can stop Lewis Hamilton's latest F1 title charge. Ferrari's 1000th GP: Top 10 greatest Ferrari F1 cars. UPDATE: Quartararo was also taken to the Coventry hospital following the race. Dovizioso, who said on Saturday that he would not be renewing his contract with Ducati, took the chequered flag after race leader Alex Rins of Suzuki crashed with … "I'm very disappointed and frustrated by today but, like I've said, we have to come back with good speed because if we don't have that there's no reason to speak about the championship. It was a wager of a different kind that began Dovi’s motorcycling life. Espargaro-Petrucci-Zarco chain reaction ends with Andrea Dovizioso being taken out of the MotoGP title lead on the opening lap of the Catalunya Grand Prix. "It's very disappointing, especially when something like this happens you feel very frustrated because you can't try anything. But the factory Yamaha rider’s 350th premier class race would last just two more laps, as he crashed at Turn 2 on the 16th tour. #CatalanGP pic.twitter.com/CdtdFHSTUl. Dovizioso went into the race with a slender one-point advantage over the Yamahas of Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo, with Suzuki's Joan Mir four point behind. "There's nothing to say because it was a racing incident," commented the #4. The Italian kept control, but just behind him Johann Zarco - anticipating an accident - grabbed the front brake and fell from his Avintia machine, which then scooped the luckless Dovizioso into the gravel. As long as the math doesn't say it, it's not over. At the end of the race he was really fast so I don't know if he found something or if that would have been possible for me," he said. The pace in practice wasn't too bad and similar to Pecco. Dovizioso was unable to avoid the highsiding Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo through Copse at the start of the British GP, and his Ducati ramped off the crashed M1 bike. As Pol Espargaro's KTM slowed at the apex of Turn 2, Dovizioso's team-mate Danilo Petrucci clipped his back wheel. Still struggling to regain his previous braking form with the revised 2020 Michelin rear tyre construction, Dovizioso estimated that he might have been able to finish somewhere near Pramac Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia, in sixth, on Sunday. Andrea Dovizioso says his unexpected podium in Jerez hasn't changed his or Ducati's position when discussing 2021 MotoGP talks. Pierre Gasly: Best driver of the 2020 F1 season? 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"I'm so sorry for the crash behind me, but I almost crashed myself, so I was really, really careful not to touch the front brake even if Pol was braking in front of me and I only just avoided crashing myself. Verstappen ‘extracted every ounce of performance’ in F1 Russian GP – Horner, F1 video: Why Sebastian Vettel is perfect for Aston Martin. Dovizioso eased off his pace just after the mid stage, but wound his Ducati back up in the closing laps to claim the marque’s 50 th MotoGP victory by 1.3 seconds. He won the 125cc World Championship in 2004.He also finished third in the MotoGP class in 2011 and is a three-time runner-up in the premier class, after finishing second to Marc Márquez in 2017, 2018, and 2019 “In order not to despair, we have to think that it was a good weekend anyway, that I rode well, that I enjoyed myself and I could play for the win,” Rossi reflected. “But anyway, we had a very good pace and we stayed at front, but I don’t push too much there. ", Could this be the moment that halts @AndreaDovizioso's championship charge?A weekend to forget for the Ducati rider after he crashes out with @JohannZarco1 on lap 1! While Quartararo's fall was not quite as big as Dovizioso's and he walked away from the site, he was still visibly shaken by the incident afterwards. For the championship, we lost a lot of points today. A day after quitting Ducati for 2021, Andrea Dovizioso won a dramatic MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix which was red-flagged early for a horror accident. It wasn't violent, but as soon as I touched the front brake, I was down. “Unfortunately, I have already made three zeroes and I fell twice in a row due to my mistakes. “I wanted to try and stay close to him because I know especially Suzukis at the end are very strong. Andrea Dovizioso said both Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo were to blame - with the former being the main culprit - for the crash that led to all three of them retiring from MotoGP's Spanish Grand Prix. Running in the podium battle from the off, Rossi found himself in second on lap 14 when Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli made a mistake at the first corner. The official update by Ducati said: "The result of the scan made to Andrea Dovizioso at ​​the Coventry Hospital doesn’t show any damage and the rider will come back home tonight. But even in a 'crazy' season, Dovizioso doesn't think such results are enough to win the world title. ... Dovizioso wins crash-strewn race. "The championship is very tight and anything can happen, as you see, so every race is important. But there are still many races and we will have to try to be fast, if I can ride like this, I can go fast on all sides.”.