Danilo Petrucci and new 2016 Pramac Ducati signing Scott Redding will push each other to better results in MotoGP next season.

That's the view of Petrucci, who celebrated his first grand prix podium with a brilliant 18th to 2nd charge in Sunday's wet British MotoGP.

The result came just hours after Redding was officially confirmed as leaving Marc VDS Honda to join the satellite Ducati outfit, in place of Petrucci's present team-mate Yonny Hernandez.

Redding also claimed his best MotoGP result at Silverstone in the form of sixth place, but remains just 13th in the world championship.

"Scott is a very strong rider. I was expected him to be more strong this year but maybe the Honda factory [bike] is not so easy to set-up," said Petrucci. "So maybe he's in trouble because he's very, very strong. He beat Marquez in Moto2 sometimes so he's very, very fast."

In a situation similar to Tech 3 and Yamaha, Pramac is using last year's factory Ducati machinery. However Petrucci is currently riding the GP14.1 while Hernandez, who has scored half as many points after a first-turn fall on Sunday, has the later GP14.2.

"I'm doing my work also this year. I start as a second rider. I have the bike one step behind Yonny Hernandez, but Pramac and Ducati give me a good chance and I want to say thanks to them with this kind of result," Petrucci said.

"Even before today we were tenth [in the championship] with a satellite bike, a one-year old bike. It's not so bad. So we are doing good work. Maybe when you have a very good rider like Scott in the box, Scott can push me and I push him to make better results next year."

Petrucci's podium has helped him rise to eighth in the world championship and he is due to get the GP14.2 upgrade next time at Misano.

Pramac is then set to race this year's factory GP15s in the 2016 world championship, when a standard ECU will be introduced and Michelin replaces Bridgestone as exclusive tyre supplier.

Hernandez has been linked with a switch to the Avintia Ducati team.


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