Ducati does not have his line-up completed for 2021, with a lot of open doors. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci are not sure to be confirmed yet and the last rumors say that Jack Miller is really close to end the deal with Factory Ducati for 2021. That means Dovi or Petrux will leave the team at the end of the season, but there is nothing sure about who is going to leave his seat.
Andrea Dovizioso is negotiating his renewal with Ducati but an agreement is far looking at what they are saying and in the last weeks someone started to link Dovizioso with KTM for next season. The priority for the Italian Team is to keep the 3 consecutive runner-up and actually the only rider able to make a little bit of pressure on Marc Marquez in the last three years.
In this scenario Danilo Petrucci has to find something else and he is conscious of that: “I think Ducati made his choice with Jack Miller. Nothing sure yet, but it seems that everything is done”, firstly said Petrux. The Italian who won his maiden Grand Prix in Italy last year then kept talking saying that he does not want an internal war with Andrea Dovizioso.
“I do not want an extra competition between me and Dovi, we are friends outside the track, we have a great relationship, I do not want any extra pressure”, admitted Danilo. What next for him if Dovizioso is going to renew his contract? “They made me an offer to join WorldSBK a lot of times, but I proved I can win in MotoGP. I do not know if I am ready to fight for the title, but I am sure I can do good thinks. My job here is not over yet”.