Ducati has signed current MotoGP esport World Champion Andrea Saveri, also known as AndrewZh, in an attempt to conquer the digital side of the sport.
AndrewZh confirmed yesterday his participation to the final challenge of the World Championship after finishing eighth in the “ProDraft” classification, and he will be part of a group of 11 gamers that will compete for the title this season.
It was quite natural that Ducati and AndrewZh were meant to cross their paths. Andrea was born in Bologna 19 years ago. He is a motorcycle enthusiast, he lives a few kilometres away from Borgo Panigale, and his family has always been “Ducatista”.
Since his debut in the eSport, AndrewZh has always been a key player in all the MotoGP World Championship editions. In 2018 he classified third, and last year he finished first, controlling a Desmosedici GP bike, even if at that moment he still wasn’t an official Ducati rider.
This year Ducati and AndrewZh’s goal is to keep the world title conquered last season in the final meeting in Valencia. In the two races held, he was able to master the pressure put on him by his rivals taking the final victory with two points on the second classified.
“When the eSport World Championship began I wouldn’t have imagined reaching a similar goal. Becoming an official Ducati rider and wearing the colours of the squad from Borgo Panigale is a dream that comes true,” said Saveri.
“Especially for a youngster from Bologna like me, who is a big motorcycle enthusiast since I was a kid and that knows what it means being a Ducatista. Although it is a tough moment for the world, we were able to compete to decide the ProDraft of the classification, and it was not easy to gain access to the final challenge, as this year the level is very high.
“It will be a special season, during which I hope to be able to repay all the trust that Ducati put on me by getting good results.”