‘Mostly we talked about mo­tor­cy­cles, about how our pas­sion is not pussy but bikes!’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Pertucci Interview -

where some­times Petrucci is the fastest of them all. He at­tributes his wetweather speed to a child­hood spent do­ing tri­als and mo­tocross, though his weight may also have some­thing to do with it. Ex­tra load can de­liver ex­tra grip in the wet, although it can mean less grip in the dry, when lean an­gles are more ex­treme.

If Petrucci doesn’t make it as a Mo­togp su­per­star he’s al­ready got other am­bi­tions. “My dream is to race the Dakar,” he says. And if the Dakar, then why not the TT? “No!” he grins. “I’m quite scared of the TT – I will have to be­come a lit­tle mad­der to do that!”

Mean­while Petrucci will con­tinue to stand out on the Mo­togp grid; not merely as the burli­est mem­ber of the Grand Prix elite but also as the most laid back.

Not your av­er­age whip­pet-like rider, burly Petrucci bosses the Pra­mac Du­cati at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.