Following Jack Miller's two-year deal with KTM for the 2023 MotoGP season, former KTM rider Danilo Petrucci has wished the Australian good luck with his move.
Petrucci, who was Miller's teammate at Pramac back in 2018, then moved to Ducati in 2019 and then KTM a year after.
Miller took the Italian's seat at Ducati, where he is currently racing, and will now again follow in Petrucci's footsteps by joining KTM next season.
The only difference between their moves is that Miller will join KTM's factory team, while Petrucci joined the Tech3 team for a year placement.
Petrucci didn't enjoy much success during his time with Tech3, with the bike struggling to match the rest of the grid in straight line speed. He ended up losing his seat and joining MotoAmerica, where he is the current leader of the championship standings.
But while the 31-year-old Italian endured a frustrating season there, he believes his "good friend" Miller will enjoy a successful partnership with his new team.
"Two days ago, I sent Jack a message saying that now we can also participate in the Dakar together!" joked Petrucci.
"But jokes apart, I'm really happy for Jack. We grew up together in Pramac and then we followed more or less [the same path]: Pramac, Factory [Ducati] and now also KTM. And I hope he will be more lucky than me.
"Being in the factory KTM team for two years is a much, much better opportunity.
"I'm happy for him. It's not a secret that I am cheering for Jack in MotoGP. I would like to see him winning, because he's a really good guy. And I think he will do well."