Danilo Petrucci has confirmed he could compete in WorldSBK this season should his MotoAmerica commitments allow for it. 

Petrucci, who re-signed with Ducati to compete in the 2022 MotoAmerica championship following six seasons in MotoGP with the Bologna-based manufacturer, has been testing alongside several WorldSBK riders at Portimao. 

The two-day test which ends today, is Petrucci’s first time riding the Panigale V4 since being a part of Ducati’s WorldSBK testing team a few years ago. 

The bike Petrucci rode in Portugal is the same spec bike he will ride for the Warhorse HSBK Racing Team.

Speaking after his on track duties finished at the Algarve International Circuit, Petrucci left the door open regarding a possible participation in ‘some WorldSBK races’. 

Petrucci told WorldSBK.com: "Maybe it could be an option if the races are not on the same weekend. I would be happy to race in WorldSBK for some races. 

"For sure, our target is to compete in MotoAmerica. I have never raced in WorldSBK. I was in STK600 and STK1000 and I was a test rider in WorldSBK always for Ducati, but I never did a race. 

"I would be curious to participate in one round. It could be very, very fun. For sure, first our main target is the USA."

Before taking part in this week’s WorldSBK test, Petrucci was most recently involved in the 2022 Dakar Rally where he claimed a brilliant stage five win.

Petrucci's stage five victory resulted in him becoming the first ever rider to win in both MotoGP and the off-road Rally.