Andrea Dovizioso insists his victory in the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix didn’t prove a point to Ducati just a day after his departure for 2021 was announced.
Dovizioso’s manager Simone Battistella announced on Saturday ahead of qualifying at the Red Bull Ring that the Italian would not be renewing his deal with Ducati beyond 2020, with marque confirming this soon after.
The three-time MotoGP championship runner-up wouldn’t go into detail on why he has taken this decision, but says the call was taken this weekend in order to clear his mind in the current title battle amidst a difficult season.
Taking the lead 10 laps into the 20-lap restart, Dovizioso went on to score his first victory of the season to move just 11 points off the top of the standings in second place.
Continuing Ducati’s unbeaten run