Andrea Dovizioso turned to professional motorcycle racing in 2001 when he took part in the 125cc edition of the European Championships. He won the 125cc European Championships and also was part of his first 125cc world championships at Mugello.
In 2002, he competed in the 125cc World Championships with Team Scot Honda. He finished the season at 16th place in the standings. He only managed to reach two ninth places that were his best in 2002. He continued with the team in 2003 and with the aid of 4 podium finishes, came 4th in the overall standing. He was just getting better and better and in 2004, he took 5 wins and six podium finishes on his way to 293 points and the 125cc championships.
He got promoted, within the team, into the 250cc category. He continued his good form and although he couldn’t win it all, his five podium finishes ensured that he came third in the overall standings. He also grabbed the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award for the 2005 season. His second season was extremely productive. The team was renamed as Humangest Racing and with wins at Barcelona and Estoril, he finished at the podium on 11 occasions. One would think that such a performance in the season, he would surely have the championship in the bag but it was not to be. The fight for the championship was on till the last day of the season but unfortunately, Jorge Lorenzo was in unbeatable form and took the championship.
Dovizioso’s luck didn’t change much in 2007. He produced another sensational year with 2 wins and 10 podium finishes but that, again, wasn’t enough to get him the title. He finished the second season running, in second place.
On September 15th, 2007, Dovizioso moved up to the MotoGP class with his same team in 2008. He has shown an incredible amount of promise at the 500cc level and he will definitely be hoping to replicate that in the MotoGP class.