Reactions on Dovizioso at Ducati: Rossi, Petrucci, do not be surprised

The separation of Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati was on the Qualifying day in Spielberg, of course, the topic of conversation, even under "Dovis" MotoGP rider co

Reactions on Dovizioso at Ducati: Rossi, Petrucci, do not be surprised

The separation of Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati was on the Qualifying day in Spielberg, of course, the topic of conversation, even under "Dovis" MotoGP rider colleagues. Valentino Rossi, who started in 2011/12, even for Ducati was to have such an output is not expected. It was convinced that both parties would extend.

"I'm surprised, because I thought that, although there are a few inconsistencies, but expected that they would find a solution, to continue," says Rossi. "From the outside, it is always difficult to talk about these things, because you know the whole story on the page of 'Dovi' and on the page of Ducati."

of Course, the driver market will open with this message back a bit. "Because now one of the best places in the starting line-up is open, namely, the factory Ducati," says Rossi. "I think that many drivers want to drive it, our Francesco Bagnaia". He is since many years part of the VR46 riders Academy.

Valentino Rossi is curious: Where is Dovizioso 2021?

After one of his best-ever MotoGP race in Jerez 2, where it was place, lying only a technical problem to be able to brake, crashed Bagnaia Training in Brno and the tibia broke. "He got hurt, unfortunately, in the worst Moment of the championship, because I think he can be very competitive."

Whether he will remain with Pramac-Ducati, or a Chance to prove himself in the Ducati factory team on the side of Jack Miller, whose ascent is already decided, it remains to be seen. Also, the name of Johann Zarco and Jorge Lorenzo's fall in the context of a possible succession of Dovizioso at Ducati.

Meanwhile, the question of where "Dovi" can dock from 2021 arises. First, to have no Plan B. He wanted to stay in MotoGP, with which the Team is unclear. "It will be very interesting to what happens with Dovi, whether he continues or not, because I don't know anything", there are also Rossi is curious.

Aleix Espargaro: Would "Dovi" as a team-mate to love

A Team, with Dovizioso in connection is brought, is Aprilia. There you are still waiting for the final verdict in the Doping case of Andrea Iannone. In the Background you should have also been in talks with Cal Crutchlow, who is leaving at the end of the season with LCR Honda. Also Dovizioso would be an Option for Aprilia?

Aleix Espargaro could imagine it well: "I I would love to have Andrea as a teammate. He was in the last five years, the second-best driver in the world. It would help me to develop myself. I think I can be faster than he is. But I also think that I can learn a lot from him."

That Ducati could not hold him (or wanted to), amazes Espargaro. "Some Teams don't appreciate the value of what your driver", says the Spaniard, and says: "It is incredible what has been achieved by Andrea for Ducati. I do not know the Situation, but I have repeatedly stressed that Andrea is one of my favourite drivers."

Danilo Petrucci criticized the behavior of Ducati

"He works very hard and runs very clean. He has a very good technique. I think he has developed the bike very well. The most impressive for me is how fast he is on the day of the race. On Fridays and on Saturday he not so is strong, but on race day he is incredibly fast," the Aprilia rider.

The white also dovizioso's team-mate Danilo Petrucci. Similar to Espargaro, he criticized the fact that Ducati have not estimated the Italians enough value. For the decision of "Dovi" he shows understanding: "I can understand his reason to leave Ducati, and especially after the words you said yesterday."

in order Petrucci refers to the statement from Davide tardozzi-team Manager, had announced on Saturday, Ducati will decide regarding Dovizioso after the Double-Header in Spielberg. From the point of view of the "Petrux" a slap in the face of his team mates, brought the barrel is probably the final straw.

teammate has to believe in the separation of long

come see "I that Andrea has done in these eight years, a very good job. After the last two races or the next two races evaluated, I think, is not a good idea," explains Petrucci. However, not only therefore it came as a surprise to the separation message in Spielberg - unlike Rossi - no way.

"I've been expecting this news, mainly because I know Andrea very well and I know the Ducati very well and it is nothing New. I think it was in the air, this message", so "Dovis" team-mate. Like the other Ducati riders Jack Miller, Johann Zarco and Michele Pirro assess the Situation, read here.

Also, Petrucci is leaving Ducati at the end of the season. He knew, in its turn, but in the morning, about the own Of the word, and closed a new Deal with Tech 3-KTM for next season. If you look at the progress made by KTM this year, is not the certainly the worst Alternative.

This article was written by J. goat spirit, Co-authors: L. Duncan, M. Bremer, M. Nugnes

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Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 22:27

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