MotoGP 2017 – MotoGP 2017 will have a great couple at the start. Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo in Ducati. The Italian rider will have a strong teammate on the team. The 2015 world champion. However, the Dovizioso’s goal is to ride better than the Spaniard.
MotoGP 2017, Ducati chooses Dovizioso
Ducati prefers Andrea Dovizioso to Andrea Iannone. The Italian brand chooses him for MotoGP 2017 and 2018 seasons as Lorenzo’s partner not only for the less warm temperament. “I think there are many reasons because Ducati chose me.” said Andrea Dovizioso at Speedweek.com. “First. It is not difficult to talk to me. If there is a logical reason for any act or decision, I am mature enough to discuss it. Second. Certainly, I have great experience with Ducati and with other manufacturers. This is important for developing a motorcycle.”
“Of course, I will try to beat Lorenzo.” added the Ducati rider. “We never ride the same bike. It will be very interesting.” Iannone won the first race for Ducati since 2010, in Austria. However, in 2016 MotoGP season Dovizioso has finished on the podium three times.
MotoGP 2017, the new Calendar
The Official MotoGP 2017 calendar is similar to the 2016. Eighteen races as this year, but there are some changes. The new season starts in Qatar. Then the riders will run in Argentina and Texas GP. But between the two races, there’s a free weekend. Jerez GP will take place on May 7. While the German GP is on July 16. Once again we can see the Assen race on Sunday. Not on Saturday. Instead, Silverstone could shift to August after the summer break. It is shorter than a week.
We could have an extension of the MotoGP calendar only for 2018 and 2019 seasons. However, it’s not sure. Finland, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Thailand would like to be part of it. Dorna has already signed contracts with Finland and Indonesia. However, they will probably enter only into the 2019 MotoGP season.