Ducati Corse announced that it has reached an agreement with Danilo Petrucci, which will see the Italian rider join the Ducati Team in 2019.
The 27-year-old from Terni has been promoted to the factory squad after four seasons in the factory-supported Pramac Racing Team and he will race alongside fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso, 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,” said Petrucci. “It’s a great honor to become an official rider for the Ducati Team, especially for someone like me who started in Ducati as a production motorcycle test rider…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.”