The negotiation has been confirmed by several protagonists of the MotoGP world and in a few hours it will be made official: Jack Miller in 2021 he will be an official Ducati rider. According to what is reported in today’s edition of The Gazzetta dello Sport the Australian born in 1995 signed an annual contract with an option for the following season which can be exercised by Ducati. The engagement is just under a million euros. This move by the leaders of the Borgo Panigale house, as well as being corroborated by the results obtained by Miller in 2019, is linked to the Australian’s renunciation of the courtship of the KTM that had become insistent last summer on the Red Bull weekend Ring, when Miller seemed that he could be sacrificed by Ducati on the altar of a return of Jorge Lorenzo.
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The flashback between the Ducati and the five-time champion remained so without leading to the concretization of an agreement and Miller, after chewing bitter, obtained what he had been chasing for years, that is, a place in the official team. In all likelihood, the Australian’s boxing companion will be veteran Andrea Dovizioso, one of the most experienced on the starting grid and linked to Ducati since 2013. There will be no space, therefore, for Danilo Petrucci, chosen in mid-2018 after the divorce – or rather the non-renewal – had taken place with Jorge Lorenzo just a few days before the Mallorcan’s two victories had a seat on Ducati.
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Petrucci’s manager, Alberto Vergani, commented on the hypothesis of a passage in Superbike always with Ducati: “The truth is that they never really wanted it – Vergani’s words reported by Rosea and refer to Ducati – we thank the Superbike hypothesis that has been aired, but Danilo wants to try to stay in MotoGP “. Petrux in the past had rejected an attractive proposal received by Aprilia to continue to cradle the dream of reaching the official Ducati team. A dream that has come true, like the unforgettable victory at Mugello a year ago. In Noale the estimate towards Petrucci has remained unchanged.