Petrucci appointed to WSBK to team up with Redding in Aruba.it Ducati in 2021
Rumors come from Italy that, if confirmed, will mean an important change in the MotoGP and Superbike World Championship line up. Ducati will be looking to change its lineup in both championships, taking Danilo Petrucci from MotoGP to Chaz Davies in the WSBK in 2021
The information is published on the website GPOne.com, at a time when neither Petrucci nor Davies has a contract beyond 2020. If in financial terms the biggest challenge seems to be getting Andrea Dovizioso to continue in Ducati in MotoGP, in sporting terms the most fragile is undoubtedly Petrucci, who was far from convincing in 2019.
But, even if the exit scenario is set to make room for Jack Miller – very well regarded by the director general Gigi Dall’Igna – Ducati does not want to do without Petrux. In this context, the strongest option to consider is taking Petrucci to the WSBK, joining him with Scott Redding in what would be an authentic dream team at Aruba.it Ducati.
This leaves Davies at risk of having to leave the Italian formation. The aforementioned website writes that, if the WSBK resumes, the Briton will not have much time to show his arguments on board the Panigale V4R, after the difficulties highlighted last year. If Davies does not convince, then the alternative could be Petrucci for everything it entails sporting and in terms of marketing.
On the other hand, the possibility of the Italian leaving Ducati in MotoGP is also not to be ruled out, only to head to Pramac in the same championship – in an eventual direct exchange with Miller. At this moment, everything is just rumors, at a time when you start to have to close the contracts even without competition on the track to have sports bases