Danilo Petrucci seems to be totally out of Ducati MotoGP project as Jack Miller has officially been announced as 2021 Factory Rider and the Italian Team wants to renew Andrea Dovizioso’s contract, even if the deal is far to be done.
This is why 2019 Italian GP winner has to look for something else and his future could be WorldSBK with Ducati, but Danilo’s desire is to stay in MotoGP. During a chat with Sky Sport MotoGP Italia, the Italian expressed his disappointment about the decisions that has been made in a really strange 2020 where teams had to decide their future without looking to the results on track.
“I would have the opportunity to make a good year with Ducati on 2020 to prove them I am worth, but there was no more space for me in the team”, started Petrucci.
“I do not have any proposal for WorldSBK at the moment, but I am convinced that Ducati will give me something for that, let’s see. Surely, I want to give the maximum until the end!”
As we said, Danilo wants to stay in MotoGP and the only free seats could be KTM or Aprilia; Pol Espargaro seems to be really close to Honda, while Andrea Iannone’s future is uncertain waiting for the response of his appeal to doping ban.
“We tried to find an agreement with Aprilia in the past; anyway, Aleix deserves to continue with Aprilia and we have to see what happens with Andrea Iannone. I respect him, I would be really disappointed to take his seat due to a sentence”, admitted Petrucci
What about KTM? “This is a championship played by Team Manager. It is like playing chess, with Dovi who has to make the first move. I know that Ducati and him are trying to extend their relationship, everything depends on what Andrea will choose”