“They taught me a method of work 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, for me, it is a dream come true: being an official Ducati rider has always been my ambition, and I succeeded together with all of those who had always believed in me even when things did not go well.
“A special thank goes to Claudio Domenicali, Gigi Dall’Igna, Paolo Ciabatti and Davide Tardozzi for the trust, to the Pramac Racing Team that welcomed me as a family and to the VR46 Riders Academy that has always supported me all these years.”
Bagnaia currently sits in 13th position in the rider standings but missed three races earlier this year after a fall during the Czech GP weekend at Brno, resulting in a fractured right tibia.
In spite of his injury, he has impressed engineers with his capabilities on the bike and his adaptive riding style that has suited the 2020 Michelin tyres according to the team.
“Racing is an evolving advanced technology incubator that is a fundamental part of our company,” Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali said.
“It is essential to continue to invest in research and development and not to be afraid to innovate and renew to be successful.
“That’s why I am thrilled with the inclusion of young and talented riders who make us look to the future with optimism and a constant desire to improve. Pecco and Jack have shown this year that hey can take advantage of the potential of our Desmosedici GP and have earned this opportunity. Their transition to the official team from the Pramac Racing Team, where they both grew up, is proof of the efficient collaboration that binds us to the team of Paolo Campinoti, which I would like to thank.
Bagnaia and Miller‘s signing will combine for a totally new Ducati line-up for next season, replacing Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso.