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Livio Suppo does not believe that Danilo Petrucci’s performance in the Dakar is proof of the level of MotoGP

Following Danilo Petrucci's strong performance on the Dakar, with virtually no preparation and no previous experience in major off-road rallies, D


Following Danilo Petrucci’s strong performance on the Dakar, with virtually no preparation and no previous experience in major off-road rallies, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta came to the fore to argue that it was a display of the value of the current Dorna squad. MotoGP, from which the Italian left at the end of last season.

Something Livio Suppo doesn’t necessarily agree with, as he explained to MOW Mag: “Honesty, I don’t think so. Of course MotoGP riders are phenomenal, but being on the track so fast changes. look at kimi [Räikkönen]: he is world champion in F1 and has extraordinary talent, but in rallies he did more damage than hail. They are such different disciplines that the only thing I can say is that Danilo Petrucci has shown that he is also excellent off-road. And it is not obvious that another MotoGP rider is capable of being so fast».

The former director of the Repsol Honda MotoGP team did not stop recognizing Petrucci’s achievements in his Dakar debut, in which he even won a stage: «I’m very happy. He really did very well, because with very little training and an injured ankle he turned out to be, especially in some stages, as fast as the specialists. Hats off, I’m happy for him. In addition, he is a true motor lover. I wish you the best of luck in this new stage in the United States [de América; en MotoAmerica]».

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