Danilo Petrucci wants to go to Dakar if he leaves Moto GP

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Danilo Petrucci wants to go to Dakar if he leaves Moto GP

There is a lot of talk about the fate of Danilo Petrucci, and whether he will stay at KTM next season. However, Petrucci has dilemmas about what will happen, and as he says, his biggest problem is honesty. "First of all, I want to be competitive with KTM and continue as long as I can with them because they really gave me a big opportunity,” Petrucci said, as quoted by motorsport “Then, in the other hand – this is my biggest pro and my biggest disadvantage, to be always honest – let’s say I’m the first to understand if I’m not competitive anymore, I’m not having fun and it’s not good for me and not good for KTM.

Petrucci seems to have tremendous respect for the team that gave him a chance at Moto GP “So, I haven’t talked with no one in MotoGP because if I continue in MotoGP, I want to stay in KTM. “Then, I have no talks with Superbikes because maybe the problem is even bigger for me regarding the size and the weight.

It’s not a thing that I want to try.


As he says, he still wants to be in Moto GP and race, but Petrucci has some other wishes that he would like to fulfill in the near future. “A thing that I’ve wanted to try for a long time is completely switch, as my career has been unique, I want to go to rally and I want to try them because I’m quite good on off-road.

“I already tried to navigate and let’s say if I cannot go faster, at least I can go longer. “I want to try, I’m quite old for MotoGP but not for moto rally and I still have time to learn. “Let’s see what the future brings to me.

For sure at the moment I want to be competitive here”. Motorsport reporters wondered if Petrucci could be in the Dakar race. Still, it looks like Petrucci could be in Superstock which will be really interesting to watch, considering no one expected it : “It’s my target.

For sure, if you told anyone this 15 years ago no one would trust me because everyone who gave me a chance to ride a Superstock bike said ‘no, you are too big for road racing’. “After 15 years I won in MotoGP, so I can maybe change again and let’s say make some surprises”.