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Motorcycles KTM sends Danilo Petrucci to the desert: Start at the Rally Dakar Fix!

13:17  10 november  2021
13:17  10 november  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Danilo Petrucci will participate in the Rally Dakar 2022. The confirmed KTM before the season finale of the MotoGP. At the upcoming weekend, Petrucci will last to a Grand Prix in Valencia. After that, he focuses fully on a completely new challenge.

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"For me, a dream come true that the Dakar is going to drive. Since my childhood, when I looked at videos of the Rally Dakar from the 1980s and 1990s, I always wanted to participate in this event ", Commented Petrucci" Now this dream will be true thanks to KTM. "

"First, I would like to thank KTM for this great opportunity. I think I will be the only driver who starts within just over a month in the MotoGP and then at the Rally Dakar - so I go there with great pride "Explains twice MotoGP running winner.

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What's Danilo Petrucci for his Dakar debut

"My main goal is to end the race and enjoy it," says Petrucci. "The first approach was a roadbook training with Jordi (Viladoms). He often denied the race and landed on the podium, so he helped me very much to learn this special art."

Danilo Petrucci © Provided by Motorsport.com Danilo Petrucci

Arrive The Colonel: Danilo Petrucci wants to finish the rally

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"My first experiences with the KTM 450 Rally I recently made a first test in the dunes of Dubai Where I was traveling with the Dakar champions of KTM and could learn a lot of them - it was great to see you drive, and they were super nice and helpful to me, "says Petrucci.

A lot of time for a targeted training program does not have the KTM pilot. The start to Dakar falls on January 1st. There are about 8,000 kilometers before. "I hope the training will be enough next month. It will certainly be a hard race, but I'm looking forward to it," commented Petrucci.

KTM is full behind the Rally Rookie

KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer Darilo Petrucci also trusts a lot for unpaved ground: "Due to its talent and its character, one of the few elite drivers, of which we believe that they believe that they believe that they radical Change from the asphalt to create the dunes. "

"It's a great story for a great man. We would like to thank him for his professionalism and all his efforts as part of the Tech3 team in our MotoGP project and now it's time for another 'world'," said the KTM Motor sports director.

with image material from KTM.

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© Panoramic Sam Sunderland Already winner in 2017, Sam Sunderland (Gasgas) won Friday his second Dakar at the end of An ultimate step won by Pablo Quintanilla. The British also advances the Chilean to the final ranking. Long in the race for victory, Adrien van Beveren finished fourth. Gasgas had the hollow nose.

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