Petrucci joins Tech3 KTM as Oliveira moves into factory team

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Departing works Ducati MotoGP. rider Danilo Petrucci has been confirmed in the Red Bull KTM Tech3 satellite team for 2021.

Petrucci will replace Miguel Oliveria who is moving into the factory team with Brad Binder as Pol Espargaro is moving into the Repsol Honda team but that is yet to be made official.

“It gives me great pleasure to stick these four hungry guys together for our MotoGP program. Brad and Miguel have a productive working relationship and have shown the talent and the desire to win races through all stages of Grand Prix,” said KTM boss Pit Beirer.

“We believe they have the determination necessary to push our MotoGP project forward. The same goes for Red Bull KTM Tech3 where we’re happy to bring Danilo into the family. His experience counts for a lot but we’re also banking on a rider that is committed and with the right attitude.

“We believe he still has something to show in MotoGP. On one side we are investing in MotoGP front-runners ‘of the future’ but they could easily become stars already in 2021 and that would be exciting to see. We have two set-ups but really it is one big team with all four athletes on the same bikes and with the same possibilities.

“Our riders’ development and success will be a great KTM story and it will taste even sweeter to take these guys to new heights in such a tough competition.”