MotoGP: Danilo Petrucci has signed to stay with Ducati for 2020


It’s just happened. Danilo Petrucci is staying with Ducati for the 2020 MotoGP World Championship. The Italian rider will once again pair with Andrea Dovizioso on the factory Desmosedici GP. 

Petrucci, 28, made his debut this year with the factory team after four seasons riding for the Ducati satellite squad, Pramac Racing Team.

So far this season Danilo has landed three podiums including a fantastic win at Mugello in front of the home crowd – in the eight rounds held so far. The Italian currently sits in third position in the World Championship, eight points behind his teammate Dovizioso. The two Ducati Team riders have been the most competitive pair on track this season so far and lead the Team rankings with 224 points scored in total. 

Petrucci said: “I’m very happy to continue with Ducati for another year.

“It was my goal ever since the beginning of this new chapter, because we immediately found great chemistry with the team. In this first half of the season we were able to progressively increase our competitiveness, taking two podiums and an unforgettable win.

“To renew our collaboration before the summer break makes me even more serene and confident about the future. Now I simply want to stay focused and continue to improve as a rider to achieve even better results on track. We’re third in the Championship, and we want to finish the season within the top three.”

Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna added: “We’re very happy to have reached an agreement with Petrucci and to continue to work together on track also next year. Danilo has shown his professionalism and talent ever since the first outings with the factory Desmosedici GP, and I believe his qualities are now clear to everyone, as evidenced by the strong results he already achieved this season, which culminated in a fantastic maiden win at Mugello. With Danilo on track alongside Andrea, our goal is to fight for the title, both in the Riders and the Manufacturers championships.”

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