Pernat: it's Rossi that drives MotoGP
In this (Italian) audio interview, he repeats some of the ideas mentioned earlier in his BLOG, touching on Rossi, Dorna and the retirement of Casey Stoner.
"The French Grand Prix demonstrated the true balance of power in MotoGP, Stoner, Lorenzo and Rossi, and nothing else. In the wet, where the gap between the bikes is reduced, the rider makes more of a difference. It's about who has more courage and more class."
"The organizers, Ezpeleta and Dorna, will be obligated to put Valentino on a competitive bike. He always guarantees some excitement. I'm sorry for Ducati, and I hope they can turn things around, but Dorna will put him on a better bike. He is the last hope for MotoGP. They will save the series by putting him on competitive equipment. This race showed that Valentino is the same as he has always been, but now with younger competition."
"I'd also stress again that the way in which Stoner announced his retirement showed little respect for the entire management of the series. There is nothing you can say about the way he rides, but as a person he disappointed me."
Translation by Sean Sedacca