Not ending final in Thailand MotoGP return “means loads” – Petrucci - Motor Informed

Not ending final in Thailand MotoGP return “means loads” – Petrucci

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The double MotoGP race winner was referred to as as much as substitute the injured Joan Mir at Buriram final weekend, coming straight from ending second within the MotoAmerica Superbike championship the week earlier than.

Petrucci certified final and completed the rain-lashed race 20th, having needed to set-up his bike “blind” for the situations.

Admitting he would have favored to have scored a minimum of one level, he’s however happy with his return to MotoGP in Thailand.

“I didn’t have any luck within the moist on this bike, [it] was actually, actually robust,” Petrucci mentioned. “I wish to thank the group for the good effort. They virtually do the set-up blind as a result of we didn’t know something concerning the moist set-up.

“I’m completely satisfied I’m not final, this implies loads. The tempo was good at first, however then the observe was drying up and I began to undergo with the entrance and the entrance stress goes actually, actually excessive. I used to be not in a position to stick with [Fabio] Di Giannantonio, however ultimately I managed to not make any errors.

“Possibly with the moist warm-up it will have been higher, I might have favored to have rating a minimum of one level. However I’m completely satisfied, for me it has been an awesome delight to experience for Suzuki.”

Danilo Petrucci, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Danilo Petrucci, Group Suzuki MotoGP

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Petrucci says Thailand was his final working weekend of the yr, having retired from MotoGP in November final yr after which instantly embarking on a Dakar assault earlier than going to race in MotoAmerica with Ducati.

“No, vacation!” he declared when requested if he had any extra plans for 2022. “I’m so, so drained. For me this was the final day of working this yr, I promise.

“I might have stopped after the Dakar, however then I selected to go to MotoAmerica after which right here. And so, I’m actually, actually drained and I would like a little bit of relaxation. It appears like I raced the Dakar three years in the past, and for me it’s already a giant factor that I raced the Dakar, I received a stage and I raced with MotoGP in the identical yr.

“Eleven months [ago] I used to be in MotoGP, eight months in the past I used to be on the Dakar, final week within the US on Superbikes.”

Petrucci added that he has choices in MotoAmerica and World Superbikes for 2023, however hasn’t dominated out sitting on the sidelines to arrange for one more Dakar outing in 2024. 

“Nonetheless nothing,” he mentioned of his 2023 plans. “I’ve choices in MotoAmerica and World Superbikes.

“Thankfully, I’ve to decide on, however I would like to know if I need to proceed or if I need to do no racing and put together for the Dakar in 2024.”

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