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Petrucci turned down Ducati 2020 option

Future Ducati MotoGP factory rider Danilo Petrucci says he turned down a 2020 option in his deal with the works outfit. Ducati has called up Pramac rider Petrucci as replacement for the Honda-bound Jorge Lorenzo for next year – but confirmed the Italian would be on a one-year deal only, as opposed to the two-year contracts given to every single other factory rider on the 2019 grid. “They propose one year plus one,” Petrucci explained at Barcelona. “But I want only one, for many reasons. "First of all, because with this I have nothing to lose. If I do well next year, I can renegotiate a better contract.” Petrucci, who has been riding a satellite Ducati since 2015, said he...
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