In Valencia Danilo Petrucci greeted MotoGP. The emotion, the profession challenges, the due to KTM, the proposal to Rossi: that is what he instructed on the finish of the GP.
Quite a lot of feelings within the final occasion of the MotoGP season in Valencia. Final GP additionally for Danilo Petrucci, who ended his profession within the World Championship to face that dream known as Dakar in January 2022. The rider from Terni didn’t conceal the nice feelings he felt not solely on the finish, however even earlier than the beginning of the race in Valencia. After two unlucky zeros, he crossed the end line in 18th place, solely to be celebrated by his storage and his class colleagues. As for instance achieved by Bagnaia and Miller within the press convention after the double podium. Demonstrating the mark left by ‘Petrux’ with its lovely historical past.
The accolades for his profession started earlier than the race. “As soon as I acquired to the grid I instructed myself to not cry. However varied folks approached, everybody I labored with and associates within the paddock. I stated goodbye to all of them, however I needed to go to the lavatory and it was no drawback. Again within the pit lane, the applause began from the KTM and Ducati groups. “ The emotion has taken over. “I began crying. Sadly after I’m comfortable I do not cease anymore “ joked Petrucci. Then the race adopted. “At first I attempted: they had been all very aggressive from the beginning, however quickly the strain on the entrance tire elevated and I could not brake.”
The precedence subsequently grew to become to complete the race. “I instructed myself I did not have to consider it, that I simply needed to take pleasure in the previous few kilometers and it was an actual pleasure.” Regrets? “No. It could be simple to look again and take into consideration what I may have achieved higher. Possibly in 2016 I may have gained at Sachsenring, or at Assen earlier than the bike broke. ” Even when in 2019 … “I used to be actually quick, however there was a primary and a second rider, I suffered from it. To show what I used to be value I made some errors and misplaced third place within the championship. However I can say that I’ve at all times given my finest, I’ve at all times tried. “
‘Regular’ rider who wins in MotoGP
Would that Danilo Petrucci who raced in CRT have believed on this lengthy and profitable profession, with podiums and two victories? “I have no idea” He admitted. “Already in 2011 they hypothesized the MotoGP concept, it was a dream of mine, however it’s one factor to consider it and one other is to do it. In 2012 the journey started and I completed final, even with the bike damaged. Till 2014 I used to be virtually at all times final in free apply, qualifying and races, I feel I used to be the one one who nonetheless believed it. “ Till the passage. “Someday the dream got here true and it was lovely!” Additionally emphasizing that “I feel I am one of many final ‘regular’ folks able to profitable, with out being a phenomenon or a expertise.” A speech denied by Bagnaia and Miller, who, as talked about, paid homage to Petrucci’s profession in a post-GP press convention.
Going again to # 9, “I am glad I attempted it twice. Had it been solely at Mugello I’d have been the hero of the day and that is it, however at Le Mans I proved that I can nonetheless win. “ Among the many associates of the paddock, he undoubtedly contains the Australian from Ducati. “I’ve a particular relationship with him, not just for the moments collectively past the races, but in addition as a result of we’re very related, we come from far-off.” Concerning the longer term in Dakar, “Because of KTM I am going to attempt to see if I might be comfortable. Happiness for me is being quick on the bike, perhaps it is my method however I am going to have to grasp if it is true. ” In the meantime, his bike was within the Tech3 field for the subsequent Rally Raid. “A shock, one other nice present from KTM. By no means cease thanking them, they cherished me very a lot. Regardless of this yr, they’ve seen dedication as much as the final. “
The reminiscence of Semprini and the proposal to Rossi
In the course of the post-GP on-line assembly there’s additionally room for a shifting reminiscence. Particularly, that of Luca Semprini, Ducati press officer who died out of the blue in 2019. Not forgetting his nice emotion for Petrucci’s victory at Mugello. “With the ability to excite is the very best factor, particularly these near you. It signifies that I’ve been clear. “ The emotion then makes itself felt. “Luca was a teammate for less than half a yr, I am simply sorry I did not inform him I cherished him one final time. Since that day he has taught me to be good to folks. “
Lastly, there’s additionally a touch upon Valentino Rossi. “I shared my complete MotoGP profession with him. We fought for the highest positions, as much as 16-17th place like this yr. “ There’s additionally an attention-grabbing proposal for the longer term. “Possibly someday we go for the Dakar collectively! He drives and I navigate. Now I simply need to be taught a little bit to surf, I get expertise and I inform him. He actually provides gasoline within the automobile, if we be taught to navigate perhaps we are going to even win the Dakar! “
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