PETRUX TO RIDE THE GSX-RR IN BURIRAM AS MIR CONTINUES RECOVERY
Former MotoGP star Danilo Petrucci will stand in for a side-lined Joan Mir on the Thai Grand Prix this weekend in Buriram.
As Mir continues to wrestle with the fitting ankle harm he suffered on the Austrian GP in August, which features a fracture to the talus bone and ligament injury, one other MRI scan means he has been pressured to sit down out yet one more MotoGP race.
Following stand-in rides from Kazuki Watanabe and Takuya Tsuda within the San Marino and Japanese GPs respectively, the following rider to leap onboard the GSX-RR can be motorsport stalwart Petrucci. The rider affectionately often called Petrux is a 10-time MotoGP podium sitter, together with two victories. After leaving MotoGP on the finish of 2021 he went immediately into the legendary Dakar Rally. He took a stage win within the notorious desert race, one among solely a handful of rookies to take action, and the primary ever former GP winner to realize this feat. For the 2022 season he has been racing within the MotoAmerica collection, securing 5 wins, and narrowly lacking out on the championship crown ultimately weekend’s season finale. Now he’s able to step onto Suzuki’s MotoGP machine for an additional shot within the premier class.
Rins scored a fifth place end on MotoGP’s final go to to Thailand in 2019, and the Spaniard is raring to go after a aggressive however in the end disappointing Japanese GP final week.
“It’s very nice to come back again to Buriram, not least as a result of the followers listed here are extremely captivated with motorbike racing and the ambiance is at all times actually thrilling. As everybody is aware of, Motegi wasn’t a optimistic race for us, however I did get an enormous increase from the Japanese followers and I wish to take that help into the remaining races.”
“For sure, I’m so completely satisfied for the prospect to race in Thailand with Workforce Suzuki Ecstar. I wish to thank the Workforce for giving me this unbelievable alternative. I additionally wish to thank Ducati and my present crew administration for letting me take this stand-in journey. I’m actually curious to leap on the GSX-RR and take a look at it, it appears to be like very quick and we all know it’s a successful machine. I’m additionally desperate to work with the Suzuki crew, that I’ve identified for a very long time now and we’ve a beautiful relationship. I do know it gained’t be straightforward, so I’m not placing any expectations on the expertise, I simply wish to take pleasure in it. I’m additionally excited to be one of many few riders in historical past leaping from a MotoGP machine to a Dakar bike, a Superbike, then one other manufacturing unit MotoGP bike!”
“Sadly after a brand new MRI, medical doctors have confirmed that Joan’s state of affairs is bettering however not sufficient to permit him to race in Thailand. Due to this fact, he’ll proceed his rehabilitation with the intention to be match for Phillip Island. He can be changed in Buriram this weekend by Danilo Petrucci. We wish to thank Ducati for permitting Danilo to take this chance. We all know Danilo is a “flagship” for them and we actually recognize it – it goes to point out that zeal and understanding is extra essential than the rest in our sport. We due to this fact welcome Danilo to our crew, we are going to do our greatest to make this weekend unforgettable for him!”