MOTOGP championship leader Andrea Dovizioso has rejected Ducati’s first contract extension offer to stay with the Italian factory in the Premier class. The news has been broken by motorsport.com.

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The site reports that Dovi, with Ducati since 2013 and runner-up in MotoGP to Marc Marques last year, has been in negotiation with the factory over a contract extension – but things have hit a snag.

Dovizioso’s agent Simone Battistella told Motorsport.com: “We are far. Here we’ve had a meeting with Ducati and finally we said we have to keep working to make Andrea feel comfortable.

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“The rider is not asking for something extraordinary, nothing impossible, just what he deserves taking into account the job that he’s doing. But at the moment, we are not close to a deal.”

You can read motorsport.com’s full report HERE.

Tony Carter

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