Andrea Dovizoso finished off the 2018 MotoGP season with a remarkable win at the Valencia Grand Prix. Riding alongside his new teammate, Danilo Petrucci, the Ducati veteran has completed two of the off-season testings with glowing remarks and an optimistic outlook going forward. After a second place finish in the 2018 Championship rankings, we expect great things from Andrea Dovizioso as his historical indexes project a steady improvement year to year.
Below we have provided graphs tracking both his average speed index as well as his average consistency index over time. These graphs represent an annual average with all races combined for the past 5 years. If you are unfamiliar with our indexes, a rider’s speed index is calculated from sector times for every circuit of every race. A rider’s consistency index quantifies their ability to keep consistency sector times on a lap by lap basis. For both indexes, a smaller value = faster sector times with little variation (high consistency).
Dovizoso has remained with Ducati for all five years of analysis.
As Andrea Dovizioso charges into the 2019 MotoGP season we hope to see him maintain his competitive consistency and focus on rounding out his speed indexes and improving on a linear trend. Last season we branded Dovizioso as a very well-rounded rider where he was able to utilize the Ducati through longer, less technical sections AND carry this momentum through the very technical sectors – a challenge posing most riders. If he can continue to build on this rounded out riding style, we believe he poses a big threat as his speed indexes continue to improve. Not all riders are smooth when transitioning through varying technical sectors but Andrea Dovizioso has proven his talent in doing so.