It was the accident that you should not have and the injury that you should not suffer. Especially in the current context. However, Andrea Dovizioso, who had requested and received authorization from Ducati to participate in a motocross competition, was injured during the latter. Here he is with a left clavicle operated and stabilized with a plate. A tile while the first Grand Prix of the season is scheduled for July 19 in Jerez and negotiations with the manufacturer are tense and stalled. Manager Simone Battistalla is reassuring. But his words are rather reminiscent of a crisis communication.
Andrea Dovizioso will he be able to participate in the first Grand Prix at Jerez on July 19 ? Only a doctor could say, and we await the medical assessment of the operation of his left collarbone, mistreated after a accident suffered during a motocross competition.
But the manager Simone Battistella don’t wait. He gives his diagnosis on Sky Sport MotoGP: ” in a few days will come back to train. He will be ready for his debut at Jerez ” The accident of the Italian pilot comes at a very delicate moment, that of the negotiations between him and Ducati for the renewal of the contract, which expires at the end of this year.
A subject that Simone Battistella does not hide, even in these somewhat difficult hours: ” the negotiation for 2021 is something that goes without saying. We are focusing on 2020 and this is just one little mishap, but it should be resolved immediately. When renewing for 2021, we will think about when negotiations will take place ” It remains to know the point of view of Ducati, who had given his discharge to his first driver for this competition…