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A MotoGP star confirmed that he will race the Dakar Rally in 2022

The motor world has enormous challenges and one of them is being able to compete in the Dakar rally. Thousands of pilots want to enter the mos


The motor world has enormous challenges and one of them is being able to compete in the Dakar rally. Thousands of pilots want to enter the most difficult test in the world and one of them confirmed his participation in the next edition. Danilo petrucci, star of MotoGP, made his arrival at the rally raid test official by the hand of KTM.

Petrucci is one of the most important riders in the MotoGP championship. However, the Italian confirmed in the last hours that his future will not be in the World Cup paddock, if not in the World Superbikes from the hand of Sling. The former pilot of Ducati had a bad season with KTM, so the team opted for new drivers for next year.

“It is an event in which I have thought to compete since I was a child, when I was watching videos of Rally from the 80s and 90s. I will be the only rider who will go from MotoGP to Dakar in less than a month, in which I will participate with great pride. Of course, I know it will be a very tough competition, but I can’t wait, “said Petrucci in the statement released on Wednesday.

The Dakar Rally 2022 it will begin nothing more and nothing less than the first day of the year. On Saudi Arabia the best drivers in the world will be present in the most difficult dunes in the world. Petrucci will be the only rider in history to go from MotoGP to the Dakar Rally in a short time (less than two months).

Petrucci’s season was not the best. From going on to winning races and fighting for the title in 2020, the Italian moved on to KTM placing himself alongside his teammate Iker Lecuona in the last places of the peloton. In addition, so far this season he had several retirements that did not allow him to finish in the points zone. This Sunday in Valencia, will have his last race in the championship.