MotoGP winner Petrucci says Dakar change is “one other world” - Motor Informed

MotoGP winner Petrucci says Dakar change is “one other world”

Petrucci will make a novel profession change in 2022 after bringing his MotoGP tenure to an finish earlier this month on the Valencia finale having misplaced his Tech three KTM trip for subsequent 12 months.

The Italian will stay with KTM and Tech three in 2022 however will contend the famous Dakar Rally, which has been a dream of his for a while.

Petrucci accomplished some desert working in Dubai forward of the ultimate MotoGP rounds of 2021 and has continued his preparations following the conclusion of the season.

Talking forward of the Valencia finale, Petrucci says the whole lot about his change to rallying has been an enormous adjustment – whereas noting he’s but to find out what the remainder of his 2022 season will seem like.

“The most important factor to study within the Dakar is the whole lot as a result of it’s fully one other world,” Petrucci stated.

“I feel already in a single week of coaching I did greater than the space that I did all this 12 months with a MotoGP bike.

“So, I’m fully new and happily I’ve some fairly good abilities for using.

“However then the navigation is actually, actually one thing it is advisable to perceive as a result of right here [in MotoGP] we speak about metres and millimetres on the bike.

“There you speak about kilometres, and also you by no means know what’s occurring.

“Because of this, I’ll do that Dakar, then we are going to sit down a bit with KTM and can resolve what the plan is for the 12 months after, if I take pleasure in to do these sorts of races or attempt to do one thing totally different.

“However in the mean time I’m fairly busy doing that as a result of I want a whole lot of time to recuperate and particularly, to know how the race might be.”

Dakar organisers confirmed the details of the 2022 rally last weekend, which will likely be staged in Saudi Arabia and happen for 2 weeks from January 1 via to 14 January 14.

The 2022 Dakar will depend in direction of the brand new FIA World Cross-Nation Rally Championships, whereas the occasion will even type a part of the equal FIM rally collection. 

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images



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