Petrucci and Bassani, no Suzuki Moto GP. Fergani: “Ducati decided”

At the MotoGP Grand Prix at Misano Adriatico, we won’t see Danilo Petrucci or Axel Bassani. It was Suzuki Ducati has been asked to be willing to engage one of the riders To compensate the injured Joan Mir, but the operation did not take place.

It will surely be interesting to review Petrox In the first division of the world championship, but a week later there is an important round of MotoAmerica Superbike and he plays for the title. He has only one point behind Jake Janney in the standings and is understandably unwilling to take a risk. It was also great to see one of SBK’s most promising young talents like Bassani in action (September 9-11 at Magny-Cours). it will be Kazuki Watanabe Sola GSX-RR Over the weekend of 2-4 September at a circuit named after Marco Simoncelli.

Petrucci-Bassani, no Suzuki at Misano: Vergani explains why

To find out more about what happened, we spoke to Alberto Vergani, the manager of both riders.

How did it go?

It all started on Tuesday evening, when I met Livio Suppo. He told me he would have liked to have Petrucci on a Suzuki in Misano. And in the event that Ducati prevented him, Bassani considered Plan B. For me it was wonderful. Danilo is Danilo, while Axel is the new name for Superbike. But it fell, because Ducati made a wall for Danilo and at that point the Bassani hypothesis jumped as well.“.

Is Petrucci sorry for not riding a Suzuki in Misano?

No, he is not sorry. But he was curious to try a different bike. It could have been a humble race, but the drivers love to drive anything and have fun. Suzuki would have been a relief, as he would have generated quite a bit of media hype thanks to the love Petrucci had in Italy.“.

How did Bassani react to the hypothesis of his debut in MotoGP

He was feeling very flattered. I’ve read the comments on Facebook and seen people saying that they finally became aware of a fast and underrated rider. This is true. He’s young, fast, and unmistakable. It is no coincidence that Suzuki thought of it. In addition to his strength, he has a gentle character, he is a mastiff. Why did Ducati tell him no too? I don’t know. Then Suppo spoke directly with DucatiAnd the who did not want to make their pilots available. In the end this will be a concession and not something normal“.

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