Present Moto2 standings chief Gardner – who races for the Ajo KTM squad – will make his premier class debut in 2022, whereas his teammate Raul Fernandez has been linked to a promotion having made a stellar begin to his rookie marketing campaign.
After a poor begin to the season for Petrucci and teammate Iker Lecuona – the pair scoring simply 36 factors between them – each Tech3 riders’ futures within the premier class look unsure.
Double race winner Petrucci – who has scored a finest results of fifth in 2021 to this point within the moist Le Mans race – hopes to proceed with KTM and Tech3 past 2021, however says he has “no regrets” about his profession in MotoGP.
“I can not cover myself behind a finger and I do know completely the scenario,” Petrucci mentioned when Motorsport.com requested if he felt KTM had given him sufficient time to show himself.
“For instance, I’ve not so many regrets. I gave my every part I acquired throughout this 12 months. I arrived in MotoGP after I was 21, coming from Superstock collection. I did every part to remain there [in MotoGP].
“It is humorous, since 2015 I acquired all the time a one-year contract and I wanted all the time to resume that as an alternative of different riders who’ve a number of 12 months contracts.
“As I advised you, I am one of many oldest riders and I can’t be unhappy about leaving MotoGP. I all the time give every part I acquired and if it is not sufficient, I am pleased as a result of I can not do extra.”
Petrucci mentioned Gardner’s promotion to MotoGP with Tech3 was “nicely deserved” and added that he’s “not scared” about his personal scenario.
The Italian famous he’s but to carry any discussions with KTM and Tech3 about 2022, and in addition forged doubt on a possible transfer to World Superbikes.
“No, I’ve no talks with nobody,” he mentioned about WSBK hyperlinks. “My future is in my fingers as a result of I will be quicker, I wish to be quicker as a result of I do know it is potential.
“However for the time being I am struggling. However I’ve only one goal, to proceed with KTM. If not, I do not assume I’ll go to Superbikes. Sincerely, I did not even give it some thought.”