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Petrucci to replace Lorenzo at factory Ducati team

Ducati has picked Pramac rider Danilo Petrucci as Honda-bound Jorge Lorenzo's replacement at its factory MotoGP squad for the 2019 season, Motorsport.com has learned. It emerged earlier on Tuesday that Honda will drop Dani Pedrosa at the end of 2018 after 13 seasons, with Lorenzo set to leave Ducati to replace him. The decision to hand Petrucci a works ride was made personally by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali. A two-year agreement for Petrucci to step up to the works team alongside Andrea Dovizioso was reached last weekend at Mugello – where Lorenzo secured his first victory as a Ducati rider. The other contender to replace Lorenzo had been Petrucci's current teammate Jack Miller, who...
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