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

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

The double MotoGP race winner was referred to as as much as exchange 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 circumstances.

FEATURE: Petrucci’s Dakar odyssey 

Admitting he would have favored to have scored not less than one level, he’s nonetheless happy with his return to MotoGP in Thailand.

“I didn’t have any luck within the moist on this bike, was actually, actually robust,” Petrucci stated.

“I wish to thank the workforce 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 glad I’m not final, this implies loads. The tempo was good at the start, however then the monitor was drying up and I began to undergo with the entrance and the entrance strain goes actually, actually excessive.

“I used to be not ready to stick with [Fabio] Di Giannantonio, however ultimately I managed to not make any errors.

“Possibly with the moist warm-up it could have been higher, I’d have favored to have rating not less than one level.

“However I’m glad, for me it has been an incredible pleasure to trip for Suzuki.”

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.

Danilo Petrucci, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Danilo Petrucci, Crew Suzuki MotoGP

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“No, vacation!,” he stated 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.

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“I’d 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 want a little bit of relaxation. It seems 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 gained a stage and I raced with MotoGP in the identical yr.

“Eleven months 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 an additional Dakar outing in 2024. 

“Nonetheless nothing,” he stated of his 2023 plans.

“I’ve choices in MotoAmerica and World Superbikes.

“Luckily, I’ve to decide on, however I want to grasp if I wish to proceed or if I wish to do no racing and put together for the Dakar in 2024.”



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