Andrea Dovizioso was entered into the MotoGP Hall of Fame at the Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley 2023 at Mugello
Ducati fans had a lot to celebrate even before things got underway at this weekend’s Mugello GP. Andrea Dovizioso was entered into the MotoGP Hall of Fame by the organisers, recognizing his impact on the sport during his career.
The Italian rider started in MotoGP with the 125cc class of bikes back in 2004 and has been decorating his trophy cupboard ever since. Dovizioso has a total of 24 GP wins to his name, five from his early 125cc career, four from 250cc class and the remaining 15 from MotoGP. His 15 MotoGP victories makes him the third most successful Italian rider in terms of premier class victories.
He also has a total of 103 GP podiums, 15 from 125cc class, 26 from 250cc and 62 from MotoGP. Dovizioso has also set 22 fastest laps in his career, along with numerous other career statistics. What stats can’t quantify is the edge of the seat duels he has contributed to this sport on numerous occasions. His swansong race was Misano in 2022.
“The only thing I can say is that’s it’s a great honour for me to induct you into the Hall of Fame. Thank you Andrea,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna as he presented the award.