On the eve of the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, the factory Ducati Team has resigned Danilo Petrucci for the 2020 MotoGP World Championship Series. Currently in his rookie year on the Ducati Team after four years with the Pramac Racing team, Petrucci has scored his first MotoGP win, has three podium finishes, and is in P3 in the standings with 108 points.
Petrucci is eight points behind teammate Andrea Dovizioso, and the duo has combined to give the Ducati Team the lead in the MotoGP Team standings, 45 points ahead of Repsol Honda Team. Ducati is in P2 in the Constructors standings due to the efforts of Petrucci and Dovizioso, 22 points behind Honda.
“We’re very happy to have reached an agreement with Petrucci and to continue to work together on track also next year," Ducati Corse General Manager Luigi Dall’Igna said. “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."