MotoGP, Biaggi: "I don't know if Lorenzo will return to being a full-time rider"

"The work he's doing with Yamaha is not invasive and he likes it, but he still has a lot of talent. Marquez is the man to beat this year in the MotoGP, but Yamaha has a squadron. We're betting on Fenati in the Moto3."


It's time for the MotoGP championship to start again, with its debut race and the Moto2 and Moto3 categories are ready for their second Grand Prix of the season. Among the many unknowns and innovations in the paddock, there's certainly Max Biaggi's Max Racing Team with the new Husqvarna colors, after having raced with KTM in 2019.

“Starting again is great," Biaggi said in an interview with Sky today in his team's garage, "especially because we have a new collaboration with Husqvarna, and because our riders are looking forward to returning to the track. We're betting heavily on Fenati. He has to show his determination. We also have Lopez who is young and is growing.”

The market has monopolized these months of lockdown. Were you able to speak to Jorge Lorenzo? His name is often mentioned with Ducati's for next year.

“Jorge is a very talented rider, and that kind of rider doesn't forget to ride. However, we must say that the work he's doing for Yamaha is not invasive, and he likes it. I don't know if he'll want to make the leap and go back to being a full-time rider."

The MotoGP will also be racing with you this week, which they didn't do during the first race in Qatar. How do you see the top class season?

“To be honest, I haven't studied the situation in the MotoGP much. Certainly Marquez needs no introduction. He's the man to beat, but Yamaha really has a squadron, and the M1 seems to have improved a lot."

How do you think the riders will be when they get back on their bikes? They'll have tomorrow to get rid of some rust. Will there be any surprises?

"It'll be interesting to understand if the young riders will put in less effort than the slightly older ones, but they all still trained some with alternative bikes and bicycles. The level will be high and similar to that of 2019."

Translated by Leila Myftija

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