As first reported by Autosport, KTM has taken the chance to provide 2022 Tech3 riders Fernandez and Remy Gardner an early MotoGP debut on Wednesday on the Misano in-season take a look at.
Each riders have changed the present Tech3 line-up of Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci, as they are going to do in 2022.
Lecuona ended Tuesday’s test day at Misano 20th and 1.2 seconds off the tempo, however is upset to have been benched for Wednesday’s operating.
“Principally, my flight leaves tomorrow morning at six o’clock, so I will not be there,” he mentioned on Tuesday night.
“I do not wish to speak about it, it is a scenario that basically pisses me off, I do not perceive it and I am not in favour of it, however I’ve to simply accept it.
“Right this moment we did the most effective job we may do regardless of the situations within the morning, so we’ll see the place we’re on the second race in Misano.”
Staff-mate Petrucci was rather more pragmatic in regards to the scenario, conceding additional seat time for Gardner will solely be a lift for him forward of his full-time debut subsequent yr.
“Gardner is an effective rider and on daily basis on the bike can be an help for him,” Petrucci famous. “We did not have new components to check or particular issues to strive, so it wasn’t too helpful for me.
“It’s extra helpful to have Remy guiding the bike.
“I wish to strive the Dakar bike extra, however it’s not but potential. I will have to attend for December for that one.”
Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3
Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Petrucci’s relationship with KTM stays robust regardless of his ousting from his journey in favour of Gardner for 2022.
The double MotoGP race winner will stay a KTM rider in 2022 as he embarks on a campaign in the Dakar Rally.
Lecuona’s future is but to be made official, however he will move to World Superbikes in 2022 with the factory Honda squad alongside present Moto2 racer Xavi Vierge.
Gardner at present leads team-mate Fernandez within the Moto2 standings by 34 factors with 4 rounds remaining.
Fernandez’s transfer to MotoGP has been within the headlines because the Spaniard was eager on a journey with Petronas SRT on a Yamaha, having felt the M1 can be better-suited to him, and is upset about KTM locking him right into a two-year deal to affix Tech3.