Italian motorcycle superstar #Andrea Dovizioso made a huge headline this week. The Italian road racer has just beaten his archrival to come out top in this week’s brutal #MotoGP Motegi race.

According to Motorsport.com, the Italian racer has finally closed the gap with the current MotoGP leader Marc Marquez after beating the Spaniard in a more intense wet race at the MotoGP Motegi. That intense race has been described as a two-way fight between two of the leading racers in the motorsports world, Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez.

About the Italian racing superstar

Born on March 23, 1986, on Forlimpopoli, Italy, Andrea Dovizioso is an Italian professional motorcycle racer who currently race for the Ducati racing team.

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Dovizioso has made an impressive racing performance in the past years. The Italian racer has won the 125cc World Championship in 2004 and also finished third in the 2011 MotoGP class.

Additionally, he also scored a big win at the recent 2017 British Grand Prix race, where he faced a brutal close fight with Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi. The 31-years-old Divizioso is also the first Italian motorcycle racer in #motorsports history to win the prestigious Italian Grand Prix on a Ducati-built motorcycle.

Dovizioso's first big career break came in 2000 when he won the 125cc Italian Aprilla Challenge. This was quickly followed by another big race, the 125cc European Championship. Then in September 2007, after a series of winning races, the Italian joined the MotoGP class with his existing 2008’s racing team.

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In 2013, Dovizioso was signed by the Ducati racing team to replace Rossi in their factory’s lineup. At Ducati, he was joined by fellow Italian racer Andrea Iannone who moved from Pramac Racing.

This year saw some of the best performance of his racing career. One of the highlights of his racing career is his recent big win at the Italian Grand Prix. In addition to the big win at the Italian GP, Dovizioso also becomes the first Italian racer to win the Italian GP on a Ducati-built motorcycle.

The intense rivalry race and the road to victory

The two have been an intense motorsports battle. As mentioned earlier by AutoSport, at first, the Spanish-born Marquez looked to have a commanding lead in the race until he suffered a misfortune, where he experienced a major wobble at Turn 8 on the final lap of the race.

That event allows his archrival, the Italian racer Andrea Dovizioso, to finally steal the race and close the gap. However, the resilient Marquez tried to fight back, throwing anything he got. Fortunately, the Italian has managed to find his race-winning moment at Turn 11 of the race. This time he finally beat the reigning champion Marc Marquez and scored his fifth victory of the season. It was one of the most intense racing battles ever seen on motorsports world.