MotoGP Mugello: Gossip, intrigue and rumour, caio bella…| Edgar Jessop at the Palazzo dei Vicari | MotoGP
Jorge Lorenzo is planning a trip to HRC in order to find a way of getting comfortable on the RC213V after another disaster at the Mugello MotoGP round.
Lorenzo will converse directly with Japanese engineers to try and find a way of getting ‘necessary faster’ on the bike that is currently leading the championship.
The Spaniard is also rumoured to be attending a course on how to incorrectly prepare Fugu to serve to the person who thought this whole Honda gig might be a good idea…
Jack Miller appears to be happy about his now-inevitable contract extension with the Pramac Ducati team after Danilo Petrucci sealed another year on the works bike with a win at Mugello. “I’m happy, I have a great deal here,” said Miller.
Petrucci, meanwhile, has stated he will do everything he can to assist team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in his bid to remove the MotoGP World Championship belt from around the waist of Marc Marquez. Petrucci has met his target for the season and will not hamper Dovizioso again, he said…
Taka Nakagami rubbed salt into the wounds of team-mate Cal Crutchlow, saying it was easy to pass the Briton as he was struggling. Nakagami flew past his fellow LCR man and promptly buggered off, passing comment that: “The main thing is mentality – just to be like an animal, because everybody is really crazy.” Grrrr, etc.
Crutchlow, meanwhile, has admitted that Marc Marquez is able to ride the 2019 RCV better than him as he lacks the feel to do anything more than he has done so far this year.
Valentino Rossi says he is in despair after Mugello as the Yamaha’s weaknesses were again writ large for all to see. Engine and the amount of power it isn’t producing, is the biggest problem as everyone on an M1 went rapidly backwards off the start and didn’t make the required forward progress.
Rossi says the M1’s laptimes haven’t really improved for four years whereas everyone else has made strides forward. “If you look at the performance from 2016 to today, everything has remained very similar.” Taxi for Jarvis…