Andrea Dovizioso hospitalised after motorcross crash

Former MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso hospitalised after motorcross crash

Former MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso has been hospitalised after suffering injuries following a motocross crash.

15-time MotoGP race winner Andrea Dovizioso—who retired from grand prix racing towards the end of 2022—was airlifted to hospital following a motocross crash in Italy.

Although the 38-year-old—who is a world champion in the 125 class and title runner-up in the 250 and MotoGP classes—owns a motocross facility, he reportedly crashed on a private motocross track in the province of Arezzo according to the Italian news publication RAI.

Dovizioso was taken to the Careggi hospital in Florence and was not in a life-threatening condition despite having sustained a head injury in the incident and it remains unknown exactly what caused the crash.

According to GPOne.com, Dovi remains conscious and the hospital’s CT scan returned a ‘negative’ result. However, he has a fractured collarbone and further tests on his wrists are currently being conducted.

Dovizioso was officially recognized as a MotoGP Legend during the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello last year. after winning the 2004 125cc World Championship, he would go on to spend 11 seasons as a factory rider in the MotoGP class, first for Honda (2009–2011) and then for Ducati (2013–2020).

The 24-time Grand Prix winner (15 of which came in the top class), recorded his highest MotoGP World Championship finish of runner-up three times (in 2017, 2018, and 2019).

A well-known motocross enthusiast, Dovizioso frequently attends Italian rounds of the MXGP World Championship. After retiring from full-time MotoGP racing after the 2022 San Marino Grand Prix, he acquired the Crossodromo Monte-Coralli motocross track in Faenza, which is currently known as “04park – Monte Coralli.”

The Monte-Coralli circuit will play host to the last round of the 2024 Italian Motocross Prestige Championship, the venue where Ducati made its motocross debut this year with Alessandro Lupino and the Desmo450 MX.

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