Danilo Petrucci

Octo Pramac Racing

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Rider Number

#9

Italy

Representing

Italy

Nation
Italy
Bike
Ducati
Points
Date of birth
24/Oct/1990
Place of birth
Terni, Italy

Biography

It was an unlucky start to 2016 for the Italian, who fractured the second, third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand at Phillip Island. The injury nobbled the start of the season but he soon worked his way up to a decent amount of speed  and finished 14th in the championship – one spot ahead of teammate Scott Redding.  And his timing was impeccable; as his team had decided that a shootout in the second half of the season would who would get the same specification Ducati as Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso in 2017. He was the man, and now's the chance to really push for consistent top 10 finishes. Back in 2011 Petrucci was a Ducati rider in Superstock 1000 and just about produced the perfect harvest: 10 poles, nine wins and the title! This year is Petrucci's sixth in MotoGP™ competition.

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