Valentino Rossi competed in his penultimate Grand Prix this weekend at dwelling, on the Misano circuit. This was additionally the case for Danilo Petrucci, one other Italian rider who will depart the MotoGP class on the finish of 2021.
The 2 males, who like one another, discovered themselves on the observe within the race. Their duel was received by the KTM rider, who got here sixteenth a few second forward of his opponent. They then shared a second in the course of the lap of honor, in entrance of a crowd of 25,000 – all tickets offered, measurement restricted because of the well being disaster – who got here to cheer on idol, Valentino Rossi.
Hours after arrival, Danilo Petrucci mirrored on this second by posting a photograph on social media, accompanied by a touching message for his compatriot: “I am unable to say it is a pleasure to battle with you as a result of it is all the time a nightmare, however I am proud to share these feelings with you. “
Arrived in MotoGP in 2012, the Italian competed in his ten MotoGP seasons with Valentino Rossi, current within the premier class since 2000. Not like him, Petrux isn’t leaving by selection: he’s a pressured departure, as a result of he misplaced his handlebars at KTM. It ought to convert to off-road in 2022, with a deliberate participation within the Dakar Rally.
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