Danilo Petrucci Confirmed with Ducati for 2020 Season

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The possible permutations in MotoGP rider line up for 2020 are limited, with almost everyone already under contract for next season. At the Sachsenring though, Danilo Petrucci was added to the ranks of confirmed riders, with Ducati extending his contract in the factory team for 2020.

A contract extension for Petrucci had been on the cards for some while, the Italian’s victory at Mugello making it an inevitability. Ducati is very pleased with Petrucci’s performance, and the way that he and Andrea Dovizioso have worked together.

Petrucci is also something of a bargain. Word around the paddock is that Petrucci is being paid somewhere in the region of €700,000, though he had been hoping for over €1 million after winning at Mugello.

After two seasons of Jorge Lorenzo commanding in the region of €12.5 million a year, Ducati’s budget is getting a breather.

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

The confirmation of Danilo Petrucci means that news of a contract renewal for Jack Miller at Pramac will surely follow soon.

The Australian has done well for Pramac, and Ducati will be supplying the latest spec Desmosedici GP20s to both Miller and Pecco Bagnaia for 2020.

Source: Ducati