Because Dovizioso’s victory further confirmed that Ducati is the king of the Red Bull Ring.
It was Dovizioso’s third victory at the Austrian MotoGP while maintaining Ducati’s unbeaten record at the Red Bull Ring since 2016.
It feels even more special because Dovizioso’s victory is also Ducati’s 50th victory in MotoGP.
However, Dovizioso’s victory in MotoGP Austria 2020 is also an interesting topic because the day before, he and Ducati were confirmed to split up in 2021.
Dovizioso’s manager, Simone Battistella, on Saturday (15/8/2020) said that the Italian racer would leave Ducati after MotoGP 2020.
“The conditions for continuing to be together do not exist. This is a reflection made in the recent period,” said Battistella, as quoted from Crash.
“Andrea feels much calmer now that he has made this decision,” he said.
Many people consider that the victory at the Austrian MotoGP last weekend was proof of Dovizioso to Ducati.
However, Dovi denied this. According to him, the victory did not prove anything, including for Ducati.
“(The victory) does not prove anything because we have also done it in the past,” said Dovizioso, quoted from Motorsport.
“This doesn’t change anything. The point is not there,” he added rider who is now 34 years old.
Previously, Dovizioso had also said that leaving Ducati was his best decision in order to focus on undergoing this season’s race.
“The only thing I can say is it is better to take that decision now and focus on the race,” he said.
“It (leaving Ducati) was the right decision and made us really focus on the World Championship,” said Dovizioso.
Meanwhile, the victory at the 2020 Austrian MotoGP made Andrea Dovizioso climb two places to second with a collection of 56 points.
Dovizioso is behind the leader of the standings, Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) who collected 67 points.