Ducati: Jorge Lorenzo is not a target, Petrux or Dovizioso away


Paolo Ciabatti, ds Ducati, excludes the return of Jorge Lorenzo. One between Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci away at the end of this MotoGP season.

Ducati has not yet set any stakes for the future in MotoGP. Andrea Dovizioso and the top management of Borgo Panigale are far from finding an agreement. Concrete results are expected from Danilo Petrucci, so he will hardly be reconfirmed before the summer. Johann Zarco lives with the hope of the team factory, but in the short term the jump seems impossible. Jack Miller claims a place on the official team, but one between Dovi and Petrux should leave. Finally Pecco Bagnaia, a young man on the rise who pauses to make room for consolidated names after his rookie season.


Despite the wide choice of riders, Ducati in recent months has tried to convince Maverick Vinales, then Fabio Quartararo, has probed the ground for Marc Marquez. No market hit has succeeded him. So much so that someone had even speculated about a courtship against the ex Jorge Lorenzo. The dry denial comes from the sports director Paolo Ciabatti. “It is not part of our programs. He signed for Yamaha, he wants to be just a test driver and not fight an entire season anymore“. No decision taken on the 2021 line-up. “We haven’t made any decisions yet – reports Speedweek.com –. However, we believe that if we had continuity on at least one side of the box it would be a good thing“.


Words that suggest a firm desire to renew, with one between Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci destined to leave. The most credited name in the rise to the team factory is Jack Miller. The arrival of a Moto2 rider in the team should also be excluded, as happened for example with Alex Marquez. “The best MotoGP riders available for the future are already part of the Ducati family“Added Paolo Ciabatti. “Fast riders may appear in the Moto2 World Championship this year, but will not be considered for an official MotoGP team. A factory team has a different goal than a customer team that should create talent. In the factory team, you need drivers who can win races immediately. We have a part of this variety under contract. Finding the best is not easy“.


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