Valentino Rossi has wished his Italian compatriot good luck following the announcement that Andrea Dovizioso will join the factory Ducati squad in 2013.
Speaking during practice for the Brno MotoGP, Rossi pointed out that the Italian racer was very different to the Honda or Yamaha that Andrea is intimately familiar with.
“Ducati is very different for ride the bike and bring the limit. It is impossible to say for Dovi whether it will be more difficult or less. I think that anyway from next year a lot of things will change in Ducati, so I have to give my good luck to Dovi and especially to Ducati to fix some problem on the bike and be more competitive.”
Despite Ducati’s renewed efforts and commitments, now under Audi ownership, to improve the performance of their MotoGP contender the company was unable to retain the services of Rossi who will head to Yamaha next year.
Ducati News Today believes that Rossi is leaving Ducati only with great reluctance and that in doing so he is signalling that the Ducati is unlikely to become any more competitive through 2013.
Source: Bikesport News