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Ducati: Petrucci would be "smart" to join alternative factory

Ducati MotoGP sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says Pramac rider Danilo Petrucci should be "smart" and look for a factory ride elsewhere for the 2019 season. Last month, Petrucci revealed the 2018 season will be his last with the satellite Pramac team, amid reports that the team is preparing to sign Moto2 star Francesco Bagnaia for next season. He also disclosed that Ducati has an option, expiring in June, to promote him to its factory team. However, the Bologna marque's priority is to maintain its current works line-up of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso, whose current contracts both expire at the end of the year. With Petrucci adamant that he wishes to step up to a factory...
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