After battling back-of-the-grid machinery for the past three seasons, Danilo Petrucci will get his chance on the more competitive Pramac Ducati in MotoGP 2015.

The 23-year-old Italian joined MotoGP as the 2011 FIM Superstock 1000 runner-up (on a Ducati) in 2012. Remaining with IodaRacing throughout, Petrucci spent two seasons on Ioda/Ioda-Suter machinery before the team acquired an Aprilia ART for this year.

Fresh from his career best-equalling MotoGP result of 11th at Motorland Aragon over the weekend, Petrucci is delighted to be competing with Pramac Ducati for 2015.

"I am very happy to have reached an agreement with Pramac Racing, a team that has helped to promote the development of young riders," he said.

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"I am also proud and extremely motivated for the chance to ride a Ducati. I will try to give everything to make the most out of this opportunity for which I thank Pramac Racing. I also wanted to thank Giampiero Sacchi for giving me the opportunity to start racing at the highest level in MotoGP."

The ART wasn the leading machine in the former CRT category, but has been thoroughly outclassed under the new Open rules. Petrucci's season was also interrupted by a broken wrist at Jerez and he has scored just four points this year.

Petrucci will take over the seat of countryman Andrea Iannone, heading to the Factory Ducati team, and ride alongside Yonny Hernandez. It is not yet confirmed if Petrucci will inherit Iannone's Factory status, or if he will join Hernandez on year-old Desmosedici machines.