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Ducati sets Mugello deadline for Dovizioso renewal

Ducati MotoGP general manager Gigi Dall'Igna says he expects a "definitive answer" on whether Andrea Dovizioso plans to stay with the team by next month's Mugello race. Dovizioso's 2017 success has greatly increased his value on the rider market, and the Italian rejected Ducati's initial offer to stay at the Bologna marque last month as negotiations continue. Although it is highly likely the two parties will eventually come to terms, Dovizioso has also held discussions with Honda and Suzuki in a bid to pressure Ducati into rewarding him for taking six race wins and mounting a strong challenge to champion Marc Marquez last year. Dall'Igna said he is keen that negotiations do not...
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