It had long been expected, but it is finally confirmed. The official Ducati Motor Twitter account just confirmed that Ducati have signed a new contract with Andrea Dovizioso for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Dovizioso is to speak to the media about the contract at 5pm on Friday, after which point a press release will be released. Dovizioso becomes the thirteenth rider confirmed for next year.
The tweet announcing the signing is below:
We wanted to let our followers know first that it’s official! È fatto! 🤝 @AndreaDovizioso extends contract with Ducati for 2 more years. 04+04=8 years as a Ducatista! Press conference with #DesmoDovi at Le Mans at 17h (CET). #Dovizioso #ForzaDucati #DucatiTeam pic.twitter.com/f3BW5wr4MJ— Ducati Motor (@DucatiMotor) May 18, 2018