Danilo Petrucci has been roped to replace the still recovering Enea Bastianini for the French MotoGP weekend at Le Mans.
After withdrawing from the Spanish GP, Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) has been ruled out of the upcoming French GP as he continues to recover from his shoulder injury.
At Le Mans, former factory Ducati MotoGP star Danilo Petrucci will step in for Bastianini alongside World Championship leader Francesco Bagnaia. The WorldSBK rider is a previous winner at the French GP with Ducati back in 2020, as he gets set to compete in MotoGP again after his appearance at the 2022 Thai GP.
“It will be an honour to be able to try the World Champion bike and wear the suit that I won with in the past. It is an indescribable emotion,” said Petrucci.
BREAKING: @petrux9 is back! 😎 Danilo Petrucci will replace @bestia23 at the #FrenchGP as Enea continues recovery from the right shoulder injury suffered at Portimao.#ForzaDucati #DucatiLenovoTeam pic.twitter.com/rGCXQ2VgHk
— Ducati Corse (@ducaticorse) May 5, 2023
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[Note: The story is as per press release]