Danilo Petrucci e Iker Lecuona they are fighting for their future in MotoGP with KTM within the Tech-3 team. The Austrian manufacturer has already promised a bike to Remy Gardner, firmly leader of Moto2 after his third consecutive success at the Sachsenring. Danilo Petrucci together with manager Alberto Vergani had been very good a year ago to get safe with KTM after Ducati’s farewell before the start of the season postponed due to the pandemic.
MotoGP riders’ world championship after the 2021 German GP
Two years ago at the Sachsenring Petrucci celebrated his renewal with Ducati for 2020, but two years later the rider from Terni collected the second consecutive zero after that of Montmelò due to an accident that also involved Alex Marquez with unclear dynamics and not fully explained by the images broadcast on television. Petrucci has 23 points in the standings against 13 in Lecuona and the two are in a run-off to defend the place alongside Gardner.
“I found Alex Marquez under the wheels, but it was Iker Lecuona who made stupid moves at every lap at the start of the race when it was just time to wait. – the words of Petrucci – I have to qualify better to stay away from him. We could both have finished in the points, but the team took home another double zero because at that moment he went very long while we crashed and finished very far from the leaders. I am really disappointed with Iker, it’s ruining the team’s work “. These instead are the words of Alex Marquez about the episode that saw him involved with Petrucci: “I had passed it cleanly, but Petrucci then tried to go inside again. He pushed me, I was too bent and I lost the front. I think he didn’t see where I was braking ”.