Pecco Bagnaia sells Ducati factory for MotoGP 2021; Tsar …

Pecco Bagnaia has been officially confirmed by the Ducati factory team for the MotoGP World Championship 2021, where he will be promoted from the Pramac Racing squad along with Jack Miller.

The Italian rides in the Satellite Ducati outfit in his second MotoGP season and has earned his promotion thanks to a strong performance in the first half of the 2020 season despite missing three laps due to injury.

Bagnaia peaked with his first podium result in Misano and almost came close to victory a week later on the same track, only to fall out of the lead with a few laps to go.

Nonetheless, the 2018 Moto2 World Champion had done enough to seal his move to the works squad, where he will replace Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci along with Miller.

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“My MotoGP debut wasn’t easy, but at Ducati they never questioned me: they gave me the support and confidence a rookie needs and they gave me experience in 2019,” he said. “

I listened to them, I trusted them, together we got to know and understand each other and are now a great team. You taught me a method of working that allowed us to take away some nice satisfactions, and I think that’s just the beginning.

“Today I am the happiest person in the world, a dream has come true for me: to be an official Ducati rider has always been my ambition, and I have succeeded in doing this together with all those who have always believed in me, even when it was so far. “Not going well.”

Her exit means that Pramac Racing will take on a new line-up for 2021, with Avintia Racing’s Johann Zarco and outstanding Moto2 star Jorge Martin making his premier class debut.

Zarco joins Pramac after a strong season so far with Avintia Racing – crowned by a pole position and a podium finish in Brno – one that may have considered him for the factory drive alongside Miller, only to take on the equally strong Bagnaia form.

Martin moves up to MotoGP at the end of his second season in Moto2, where he is currently contesting the title against, among others, Enea Bastianini, who will land the Avintia Racing ride cleared by Zarco.