Petrucci will return to MotoGP™ with Suzuki in Thailand
“Needless to say, I’m so happy to have the chance to race in Thailand with Team Suzuki Ecstar. I want to thank the team for giving me this fantastic opportunity. I also want to thank Ducati and my current team management for letting me do this replacement ride. I’m really curious to jump on the GSX-RR and try it out, it looks really fast and you know it’s a winning machine. I also look forward to working with the Suzuki crew, whom I have known for a long time and with whom we have a wonderful relationship. I know it won’t be easy, so I don’t put any expectations on the experience, I just want to enjoy it. I’m also thrilled to be one of the few riders in history to go from a MotoGP machine to a Dakar bike, a Superbike, and then another factory MotoGP bike!
“Unfortunately after a new MRI, the doctors confirmed that Joan’s situation was improving but not enough to allow him to race in Thailand. He will therefore continue his rehabilitation in order to be in shape for Phillip Island. He will be replaced at Buriram this weekend. by Danilo Petrucci. We want to thank Ducati for allowing Danilo to take this opportunity. We know that Danilo is a ‘beacon’ for them and we really appreciate it – it shows that the passion and understanding are more important than anything else in our sport, so we welcome Danilo to our team, we will do our best to make this weekend unforgettable for him!”