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After a near-15-year profession racing within the premier class, three-time championship runner-up Dovizioso retired from MotoGP following Sunday’s Misano race.
Dovizioso introduced through the British GP weekend that Misano could be his final outing, with Yamaha take a look at rider Cal Crutchlow taking his place for the ultimate six rounds of 2022.
The RNF Racing rider completed 12th on his last MotoGP race and was happy together with his efficiency, even when it wasn’t the highest 10 he was on the lookout for.
“Nicely, the weekend has been loopy and I actually didn’t anticipate the folks supporting me in a loopy means,” Dovizioso mentioned.
“I’m actually glad, I couldn’t be any higher. My determination to cease right here was proper. Thanks to Yamaha and the sponsors and the group to permit me to try this.
“It has been good. The race was like at all times, I’m not in a position to be quick at first of the race, I’m not in a position to cease the bike.
“I couldn’t preserve the group in entrance of me, however from the center of the race to the tip I used to be in a position to go sooner than my tempo till the final lap.
“So, I used to be in a position to play a bit with the riders behind me and I used to be in a position to preserve the place. However for positive lots of riders crashed.
“12th is an efficient place for me. I needed to do a high 10 however I couldn’t.”
Andrea Dovizioso, RNF MotoGP Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Dovizioso has remained stoic by means of his last race weekends and says he was too “rational” to get emotional throughout Sunday’s San Marino GP.
“The race and the tip of the race, I’m nonetheless rational,” he mentioned when requested if he felt any feelings when he obtained to the chequered flag. So, I didn’t get unusual feelings there.
“You’re drained, however it’s not the second [to get emotional].
“You don’t need to do something loopy earlier than the race, particularly the way in which I’ve to do the race. There wasn’t any issues.”
Dovizioso will experience a MotoGP bike subsequent week on the post-race Misano take a look at on Tuesday as he trials a brand new Alpinestars helmet, however will stop circuit racing to contest nationwide motocross in Italy.
The 15-time MotoGP race winner can also be engaged on a secret undertaking he hopes to disclose to the world by November on the newest.