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Ducati Corse announces that it has reached an agreement with Danilo Petrucci thanks to which the Italian driver will join the Ducati Team for the 2019 season. Petrucci, 27 years old from Terni, passes to the official team, after four seasons on the Ducati of Pramac Racing Team, to compete alongside his compatriot Andrea Dovizioso, recently confirmed for two more seasons. "Joining the official team is a dream come true" declared Danilo Petrucci. "It is a great honor to become a Ducati Team rider, especially for someone like me who started his Ducati career as a series motorcycle test driver. First of all, I would like to thank Paolo Campinoti and Francesco Guidotti, thanks to whom I started racing with Ducati in the Pramac Racing Team four years ago. Without them all this would not have been possible. I also thank the Ducati and Ducati Corse managers - Claudio Domenicali, Gigi Dall'Igna and Paolo Ciabatti - who have always appreciated me, first as a person and then as a driver, and I can not wait to start this new adventure in the official team. Now my only goal is to try to finish the season in the top five in the standings and then start the new adventure with the Ducati Team ". Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, added: "First of all, I would like to thank Jorge Lorenzo for his commitment as a Ducati driver and in particular for the exceptional victory last Sunday at Mugello, which will go down in history as one of the more legendary triumphs of our company. Jorge is a great champion, even if by a driver of his value we would have expected the ability to provide clearer and more precise directions to our technicians to improve his feeling with our bike, and therefore I hope that it can not only get more wins in the remaining races of the season but even fight for the world title together with his teammate Andrea Dovizioso, now that he finally manages to exploit the full potential of our Desmosedici. Let's not forget that we are only a third of the season and the championship is totally open. I would like to warmly welcome Danilo, who we can not wait to see on the Ducati Team Desmosedici GP together with Andrea, and that will surely continue his rapid rise towards the success with the official team's colors. Honest, hard worker and very fast, Danilo best interprets the spirit of the Ducatista. We really love him ".