Dovizioso confirms place at Ducati

"I was able to adapt quickly to the Yamaha and I hope to do it with the Ducati."

THERE has not been an official confirmation that Andrea Dovizioso will ride for factory Ducati next season, but the Italian has all but revealed that he will join the team.

Dovizioso took his fifth podium of the season with third place at Indianapolis and it is an open secret that he will be taking Valentino Rossi's departed seat at Ducati in 2013.

Speaking to GPOne after the race, he said: "No one likes to change, you usually look for stability, but I do not care. I was able to adapt quickly to the Yamaha and I hope to do it with the Ducati."

Dovizioso has been offered a two-year deal by Ducati, but he has asked for reassurances that the Italian manufacturer will recieve heavy-support from their owners. Audi.

The Italian will partner Nicky Hayden and ahead of the Indianapolis race he said that Dovi would be the best choice for Ducati.

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