Dovizioso introduced final week he will probably be taking a sabbatical in 2021 after failing to safe any possibility inside MotoGP that stored the door open for a return in 2022.
Making his MotoGP debut in 2008, Dovizioso has gained 15 races in his time on Honda and Ducati equipment, and has completed runner-up within the championship on three events from 2017-2019 to Marc Marquez.
His first season with Ducati in 2013 proved troublesome, with the Italian solely managing two high 5 finishes on a largely uncompetitive package deal.
The 2020 marketing campaign has been equally powerful for Dovizioso, with Michelin’s new tyre development inflicting him points all through the season – although he nonetheless managed a victory on the Austrian GP.
Asked by Motorsport.com if he may very well be glad along with his profession ought to he not come again from his sabbatical, Dovizioso stated: “Yes, I will be happy because I think what I did in my career, especially in the last three years with Ducati… we couldn’t win the title and it was our goal.
“If I think about that three years, I don’t feel we lost because we came from very far and I think what we did together in the three years was something special.
“We were against Marc [Marquez] and Honda, so it was very, very difficult for us to beat them.
“But I’m very happy about those three years. I think we did important steps, a step on my career, on what I was able to show.
“So, about that I’m really happy. But in this moment, I really wanna believe for the future, about the future.”
Dovizioso was reportedly near a check rider take care of Yamaha, earlier than choosing a sabbatical.
He will race motorcross subsequent yr and stay race match with the view to creating a return to MotoGP in 2022.
Outgoing LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow has signed to be Yamaha’s check rider in 2021, changing Jorge Lorenzo within the position.