Lecuona ‘pissed off’ to be benched at MotoGP check for rookies - Motor Informed

Lecuona ‘pissed off’ to be benched at MotoGP check for rookies

As first reported by Motorsport.com, KTM has taken the chance to provide 2022 Tech three riders Fernandez and Remy Gardner an early MotoGP debut on Wednesday on the Misano in-season check.

Each riders have changed the present Tech three line-up of Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci, as they are going to do in 2022.

Lecuona ended Tuesday’s check 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.

“At present we did the very best job we might do regardless of the circumstances within the morning, so we’ll see the place we’re on the second race in Misano.”

Teammate Petrucci was rather more pragmatic in regards to the scenario, conceding further seat time for Gardner will solely be a lift for him forward of his full-time debut subsequent 12 months.

“Gardner is an efficient rider and on daily basis on the bike shall be an support for him,” Petrucci famous. “We did not have new elements to check or particular issues to attempt, so it wasn’t too helpful for me.

“It’s extra helpful to have Remy guiding the bike.

“I want to attempt the Dakar bike extra, however it’s not but attainable. I am going to have to attend for December for that one.”

Petrucci’s relationship with KTM stays sturdy regardless of his ousting from his experience 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 is set to move to World Superbikes in 2022 with the factory Honda squad alongside current Moto2 racer Xavi Vierge.

Gardner at present leads teammate 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 experience 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 hitch Tech three.



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