Petrucci confirmed to launch and ready for Dakar Rally 2022 with KTM.

Petrucci confirmed to launch and ready for Dakar Rally 2022 with KTM.

In addition to being good in MotoGP, there is also a dream that goes to the dust. He is now delighted to be participating in the Dakar Rally 2022 following the end of the 2021 MotoGP season.

A talent for enduro and motocross, Petrucci has begun preparing for the Rally and has a specialist assistant who is the 2018 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Dakar winner and recently crowned. FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion Matthias Walkner.

Two-time Dakar champion Toby Price and reigning Dakar champion Kevin Benavides. Has come to help Petrucci to adjust before the real field.

Petrucci said, “For me, it's a dream come true in Dakar racing. It's something I wanted to do as a kid when I was watching Dakar Rally videotapes from the 80s and 90s.”

Petrucci confirmed to launch and ready for Dakar Rally 2022 with KTM.

“Now thanks to KTM, this dream is coming true. First of all, I would like to thank KTM for this great opportunity. I thought I would be the only racer to compete in MotoGP and Dakar Rally in just one month – so it was a great pride to be there.

“My main goal is to finish the race and have fun. The first method is to train the roadbook with Jordi. He competed several times and finished on the podium. So he's really helped me learn this special art.”

Petrucci began his MotoGP career with Came Ioda Racing Project in 2012 before moving to Pramac Racing three years later. He was then promoted to the factory Ducati team in 2019, where he earned his first Home Race win before finishing the season in sixth place.

Petrucci left Ducati at the end of the 2020 season after joining Tech3 KTM.

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