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Dakar not for Dovi, but 'really happy' for Petrucci: 'He deserved it'

Andrea Dovizioso may be a lifelong fan of off-road racing, but even he won't be following in the wheeltracks of friend and former Ducati MotoGP team-mate Danilo Petrucci by taking on the Dakar Rally. Forced out of MotoGP after losing his Tech3 KTM ride at the end of last season, Petrucci surprised the motorcycling world by selecting the Dakar as his next challenge. After an early technical problem took him out of the overall running, Petrucci struggled to control his emotions when he then made history as the first MotoGP rider to win a Dakar stage. "No, no! I'm quite crazy, but not like him!" Dovizioso said, when asked if he might be tempted to enter the event. Related Articles...
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