“Rumors about my replacement? Mutual esteem here, journalism is offset from reality”
“MotoGP has changed quite a bit, when I was young at the arrival in MotoGP there were more important riders than they were in front of them and that was, now instead there is an important rotation in every race and often even a rookie can be competitive. Today, young people look at the riders who have achieved important results with less awe. Who is more ready among the Italians for the World Cup? Logically Bastianini, he has already won two races, we are talking about substance. He is in a better position right now this year and may well be in the next few years. At this moment Bastianini is the most ready for the World Cup. “This is the opinion expressed by Andrea Dovizioso rider of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team, in an interview with Adnkronos in connection from Portimao where the Portuguese GP of MotoGp will race on Sunday, on young riders, in particular attention to the many Italians on the track, especially Enea Bastianini who leads the rider standings with Ducati, without forgetting Francesco Bagnaia, Luca Marini, Franco Morbidelli and the others.
“Who is the favorite to win the World Cup this year? It’s too early to tell, Bastianini I see him particularly fast on the bike, he is driving well and has people around him who can help him make the right choices. But it’s too early, the two Suzukis are there too, it’s still long and there are many races to run. Marquez? I don’t know the details of his problem, I don’t know if he has a chance to go back to what he was before, but Marquez has the chance to win even if he doesn’t get back to what he was before “added Dovizioso who also talked about the teething problems.
“There have been difficulties at the start of the season, no developments on the bike, but there is room for adaptation. Sure you can go faster but we will continue to focus on this. Then I can do another type of work with Yamaha to develop the bike but that’s another story. I hope soon something will change to understand the directions that allow us to improve the package “, explained the rider.” I am very sorry for these initial results, as a team and as sponsor WithU we expected more, things went like this for a series of different factors, but we are focused on doing better “, added the Forlì.
“The rumors of my replacement in the team? It’s a journalism a bit ‘of 2020, just pull out an opinion for it to become something already done, but don’t forget who I’m racing for, Yamaha. I have just finished a meeting with a project leader, there is mutual respect regardless of the results of the moment, indeed it is they who at the end of the race are aware of having difficulties on certain aspects and apologize, knowing that some things have to improve, as I have to better adapt to the bike. Today’s journalism is quite offset from reality, but it doesn’t affect me“, Dovizioso said sharply on the rumors that have been running around in the last few days of his possible replacement, rumors denied by the team itself.
“The future after MotoGP? I’ve been thinking about what to do for some years now, the project. It’s not easy to find the right solution, I’m working on it, I’m not a person who lives day to day, basically I like to plan, understand and make sense of what I do. The four wheels? They fascinate me, I’ve always done something, I like challenges from cross, to rally cars but exhibition races, to have the opportunity to compete with adrenaline-fueled cars. At the track level I have had experience with the Lamborghini, something beautiful and fun but it is difficult to do it in the right way, and then it is not as adrenaline and fun as racing a motorcycle, it can make sense to have experiences, so never say never, but riding a motorcycle is a different thing“concluded Dovizioso.