MotoGP, VIDEO. Carlo Pernat: “Franco Morbidelli reminds me of Max Biaggi”

“Quartararo can’t handle the pressure. Ducati lost it and Dovizioso is out of the game. The Rins-Mir fight? It won’t be a problem for Brivio.”

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What would Sunday evening be without Carlo Pernat? It’s become a tradition. The manager from Genoa was the star of our live broadcast and he commented on the Teruel Grand Prix, won by Franco Morbidelli.

Above is the video of our chat, where Pernat touched on all the topics of the race in Aragon, and he didn’t spare any jabs.

Of course, he had nothing but words of praise for Franco.

I’ve always been a Morbidelli fan,” He admitted. “Looking at the top speeds, Franco’s bike is the slowest of all the Yamahas, but the package they’ve put together is the one that works best. I see  Lorenzo and Biaggi in Morbidelli because, when he starts and takes a couple of seconds ahead, you can’t catch him anymore. He won all the races like that. His riding style is very similar to Max’s. He also has Ramon Forcada with him. He’s a great coach, but he’s also good, on a human level. I think the bond between him and Franco will last a long time and lead to something important.

But it was his teammate who was disappointing.

Quartararo suffers the pressure. He suffered it after winning the two races in Jerez and he’s suffering again now. Champion rider above problems, like Valentino and Marque did,” was Carlo’s opinion.

Yet, he reserved his dry response for Ducati.

Dovizioso is definitely out of the fight for the title,” he stated. “In Ducati, you can cut the air with a machete. It’s a problem for the riders, the tires, and the technicians. They’ve made too many different developments and don’t understood anything anymore. That’s the truth. Gigi Dall’Igna brings one thing one time and another thing the next. They ended up in a cul de sac. I’m sorry, but it looks like it’s back to the old days. Too many new things were done. In my opinion, they completely lost it."

The opposite is the situation in Suzuki.

Rins isn't a problem in terms of the World Championship for Suzuki because Davide Brivio is very good at managing the team,” Pernat emphasized. “Alex and Joan don’t like each other, but bad things won’t happen in that environment. I have an idea about Suzuki. Having only two bikes was an advantage because they were able to concentrate their efforts.

 

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Translated by Leila Myftija

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