8 Riders that swapped 2 wheels for 4

As Andrea Dovizioso prepares to find out what racing with a roof feels like, we look back other riders that have succeed (Rossi) and failed (Stoner) in racing cars

8 Riders that swapped 2 wheels for 4

Andrea Dovizioso will become the latest in a long but not always glittering line of accomplished riders swapping two wheels for four this week when he makes his DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) debut at Misano.

The Italian rider gets his shot in an Audi RS5 Turbo DTM, an opportunity made possible by the German firm’s ownership of Ducati and a reward in the wake of his 300th GP for the legwork he has put in transform the firm into a genuine MotoGP title contender.

While Dovizioso undeniably faces quite a tall order as a newbie in one of motorsport’s most closely-matched touring car series’, his decision to swap Desmo for DTM just makes him the latest to attempt to cross over…

Read on to find out why for some car racing is easier than it is for others…