Danilo Petrucci will join Andrea Dovizioso in the factory Ducati MotoGP team after signing a two-year deal.
The 27-year-old from Terni has spent four seasons in the factory-supported Pramac Racing Team and he has now been promoted to race with Dovizoso, who was recently confirmed for two more seasons.
“It goes without saying that for me, being part of the factory team is a dream come true. It’s a great honour to become an official rider for the Ducati Team, especially for someone like me who started in Ducati as a production motorcycle test rider,” said Petrucci.
"First of all I would like to thank Paolo Campinoti and Francesco Guidotti, who gave me the chance four years ago to race on a Ducati for the Pramac Racing Team. Without them all this would not have been possible.
"I also want to thank the managers of Ducati and Ducati Corse - Claudio Domenicali, Gigi Dall'Igna and Paolo Ciabatti - who appreciated me first as a person and then as a rider and I really can’t wait to start this new adventure in the factory team. Now all I want to do is to finish the year in the top five in the standings and then start the new season with the Ducati Team.”