DUCATI PROMOTES DANILO PETRUCCI TO THE FACTORY…

DUCATI PROMOTES DANILO PETRUCCI TO THE FACTORY TEAM FOR 2019 AND 2020

After weeks of speculations on weither or not Jorge Lorenzo would quit Ducati at the end of the 2018 season, the announcement coming from Honda about their whole new dream team was perfect timing for another announcement: Ducati choosed Danilo Petrucci to partner Andrea Dovizioso on a, once again, 100% bleeding italian team for 2019 and 2020.

Danilo Petrucci:

“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. 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.”

Claudio Domenicali (Ducati Motor Holding
CEO):

“First of all I’d like to thank Jorge Lorenzo for all the
efforts and commitment that he has made during his time as a Ducati
rider and in particular for his outstanding victory last Sunday at
Mugello, which will go down in history as one of our company’s legendary
racing achievements. Jorge is a great champion, capable of incredible
feats, and even though it is sad that he took such a long time to find
the right feeling with our bike, we will continue to do everything
possible to put him in a position to achieve further victories in the
remaining rounds of the season and fight for the world title together
with his team-mate Andrea Dovizioso. I wish to give a warm welcome to
Danilo, whom we look forward to seeing in Ducati Team colours next year,
together with Andrea, and who we feel sure will continue his rapid rise
to success.”