MotoGP, Petrucci: I was already smelling the smell of the podium

SPEEDCORNER.NET – After the crashes of Crutchlow and Rins and the omelette between the two official Ducati and the Honda of Pedrosa, the pilots of the Pramac team found themselves fighting for the third step of the podium, against the Suzuki of Iannone and the Yamaha of Valentino.

Danilo, having reached the finish line in fourth position, has dueled like crazy from beginning to end: “I am very disappointed – he attacks Petrux – it will take me two or three hours to calm down; I never finished fourth in MotoGP and I have to say that this is not such a good feeling: maybe it’s even worse than second place, with which, at least, you’re on the podium. All in all I was lucky, because some falls helped me the race; I pushed a lot, battling with Valentino and it’s never easy to beat him, so I’m happy “.

The podium was very close, but faded for a few tenths in favor of Suzuki.

“I was third in the last part of the race, I was thinking of staying in that position, but Iannone, maybe not 100% in the previous laps, in the final took advantage of my trajectories to overcome me on the penultimate lap; I’m still happy: this result from the fresh air to the team after difficult Grand Prix, even if I was already smelling the smell of the podium “.

Jack Miller also fought for all 25 laps, despite not having the same speed as Petrucci. The Australian concluded with a positive sixth place: ” I’m happy with my result – says Jack – really close to the podium, but sorry not to be able to fight with the other guys in contention for third place; I braked really hard in the first and second part of the track, making the front tire work a lot. I passed Rossi once, I also wanted to pass Iannone but I started to have problems with the front tire, especially in some moments I felt that the wheel tended to close and I said ‘ok, this is the limit’. My speed was good, we accumulated more experience and it was nice to duel with the other guys and I know we can do even better “.

In the race Jack did not suffer too much the injury remedied in recent weeks: ” today we have improved again: after a not nice start, surely I was not in place physically after the injury that did not bother me in the single lap, but in the end of the tender. Now I will do motocross and I will concentrate on training in view of Le Mans “.


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