MotoGP | Styria GP | Press Conference: Dovi and Rossi will be racing in 2021?
MotoGP is back for his third consecutive race: the major class is back at Red Bull Ring for the 5th race of the 2020 season starting from Thursday’s Press Conference. Joan Mir, Jack Miller, Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi, Fabio Quartararo and Brad Binder talked about the incoming weekend
There is no time to rest for MotoGP as riders are ready to face the third race in three weeks! The major class will have a little rest after the second race at Red Bull Ring, but now should be focused on Styria GP where Fabio Quartararo has to defend his leadership from Andrea Dovizioso, who won the last Grand Prix.
A lot of threads to talk about as we had the scary incident between Morbidelli and Zarco, some discussions regarding FIM stewards, but also something about the safety conditions of the circuit.
The first one to say something was Fabio Quartararo: “It was a frustrating Sunday as we had pace but I had problems with my brakes. We will try to fight for the podium this weekend. There are a lot of riders able to compete for the Title. When red flag came out, I did not watch the incident, but I never do when something like this happens. It is better to watch it after the race!”
Andrea Dovizioso will try to win again this weekend: “It was a strange feeling as I won without fans and friends. I am focusing on the present, not about what it is going to happen in my future. Everyone will be faster, it will be a different weekend. Being a steward is not easy, but I want just to say that we need more sever penalty for exceeding track limits. Having the asphalt it is awesome for safety, but brings riders to push over the limits. We still need to improve on some areas of the bike. I do not know if I will be here in 2021…”
Valentino Rossi had one of the scariest incident of his career last Sunday: “It was hard to focus again after the incident. For me it is positive to broadcast what happened, but they should not exaggerate. This track is a bit dangerous, but changing the layout is not easy to be honest. Being a steward is tough, but I think that would be better to meet riders immediately after an incident and not one week later. My desire is to keep racing in 2021, so the incident did not change my mind about renewing or not”
Brad Binder recovered a lot of position after a tough weekend: “My Friday was terrible, I did not do 10 clean laps during the whole weekend in the free practices. Luckily, I started feeling better thanks to some improvements made and I was able to gain a lot of positions. I need to be smart in every lap I do, we will have a good base setup for this weekend”
Joan Mir clinched his first MotoGP podium: “Finally I made it! We were trying to achieve that result for a long time but we were not able to reach it for some reasons. I am happy with what we have done, we have a competitive bike. I learned a lot staying behind the Ducati on Sunday. I want to be on the podium many more times”
Jack Miller conquered his first 2020 podium: “We needed that one after a tough season start! We scored a good result, but I want to do even better next Sunday. The bike is working really fine here, I cannot make any mistake. I would like to have the same feeling I had last weekend, but our rivals will be faster. We need to pay attention to them”