The Ducati Team confirmed via Twitter on Friday that Andrea Dovizioso has agreed to terms to remain with the factory squad for another two years.
We wanted to let our followers know first that it’s official! È fatto! 🤝 @AndreaDovizioso extends contract with Ducati for 2 more years. 04+04=8 years as a Ducatista! Press conference with #DesmoDovi at Le Mans at 17h (CET). #Dovizioso #ForzaDucati #DucatiTeam pic.twitter.com/f3BW5wr4MJ— Ducati Motor (@DucatiMotor) May 18, 2018
Dovizioso became the first title challenger for the marque since Casey Stoner last season, taking six wins before finishing second to Honda’s Marc Marquez at the final round. He picked up where he left off at the start of this season with a victory at Qatar. He currently holds fifth place in the standings going into this weekend’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans, but with more points than at this time last year.