MotoGP News: Johann Zarco considers Andrea Dovizioso as a champion even though he has never won the premier class title with the best performance as runner-up.
Andrea Dovizioso has officially hung up his helmet last weekend after the San Marino MotoGP. Johann Zarco is known to idolize the Italian man. This shows how great Dovizioso is.
He had been a Ducati factory team racer from 2013 to 2020. The man nicknamed The Baby Dragon has also challenged the world title several times.
But unfortunately Dovizioso’s steps to win the premier class did not end well. He had to compete with Repsol Honda’s mainstay rider, Marc Marquez, who at that time was at the peak of his glory. As a result, the driver was only able to become runner-up for three consecutive seasons, namely in 2017 to 2019.
Despite failing to become a MotoGP champion, Andrea Dovizioso is still idolized by Zarco. The man from France admitted that he admired Dovizioso’s driving style since he was still in the 250cc class (now Moto2).
“Dovi is an idol for me. I’ve always liked his style since in 250cc, from 2005 to 2007. I’m happy to see him,” he was quoted as saying by Motosan.
The Pramac Racing rider also always sees Andra Dovizioso as one of the MotoGP world champions.
“He (Dovi) was runner-up three times in a row. For me, he’s a bit like the world champion after Marquez,” he revealed.
“He had the bad luck of being in the Márquez period. That’s fantastic. I thought he would resign at the end of 2020 and I didn’t expect him to come back to Yamaha.”
Tags: Andrea Dovizioso, Johann Zarco, MotoGP 2022
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