Andrea Dovizioso inducted into MotoGP Hall of Fame

15-time MotoGP winner Andrea Dovizioso has been inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame alongside Hans-Georg Anscheidt

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ANDREA Dovizioso may not have lifted the premier class crown, but that hasn’t stopped him from being inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame. Both Dovizioso and Hans-Georg Anscheidt have been named MotoGP legends for 2023.

Dovi’s one title came in the 125cc World Championship back in 2004 while riding for Team Scot Honda. The following year he made the switch up to 250cc Grand Prix duties, staying in the middle class for two seasons and picking up four wins along the way.

It was in MotoGP though where the Italian shone brightest, claiming a brilliant 4th place at the season opener in Qatar, even passing a certain Mr Valentino Rossi on the final lap. His performance in his rookie season was enough to pique the interest of the Repsol Honda Team, who parachuted Dovi into the team alongside the diminutive Dani Pedrosa.

Dovi’ announced his retirement from Grand Prix motorcycle racing after the Misano round of the championship. He now owns and operates a Motocross track in Italy and tests for some MotoGP teams.

The other rider on the list is less well know but has a very impressive backstory. Hans-Georg Anscheidt was one of the most successful 50cc Grand Prix motorcycle racers of the early 1960s. Over his GP career, Anscheidt amassed 14 wins, 34 podiums, and three 50cc championship titles.

The pair join some of the biggest names in GP motorcycle racing, including Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Ángel Nieto, Mike Hailwood and Carlo Ubbiali, as well as champions who had died young such as Jarno Saarinen and Daijiro Kato.

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