The second race weekend at the Red Bull Ring for MotoGP is over, and it's time for Carlo Pernat to take stock of the situation with us, perhaps sipping a Prosecco DOC to regain the right energy after three consecutive races very demanding from all points of view. In his analysis of the Grand Prix Pernat talks about a lot of different topics, from the victory of Miguel Oliveira, a true product of the KTM nursery, to the real keystone of the success of the Austrian project in MotoGP, namely the arrival of Dani Pedrosa in the role of tester.
"I would say that KTM has made a great bike, but above all it has an excellent youth policy. But the key to everything is Pedrosa, a pearl of Honda and Puig who let him go. They have made a winning bike, with which both Binder and Oliveira won. An excellent strategy "
According to Pernat, someone else is also taking inspiration from KTM when it comes to riders for the future.
"It seems that Ducati has also decided to follow this path. It is rejuvenating everything with a policy focused on young guys. It has given up on Dovizioso, it was a company choice, and is focussing on young riders like Bagnaia, Miller and Martin. You can begin to see the first results. Maybe it was time for a change. "
It should also be emphasized that this championship is not the same as it would have been with Marc Marquez on the track.
"When the cat’s away, the mice will play and I would say that a lot of them are playing here. A lot of different winners, it's a good championship. Everyone wants to win and they are giving their all. Too bad for the last two races divided into two heats, because this aspect changed some of the values on the track. Honda is what it is without Marquez. Well done Nakagami, but he's not a real front-line rider. "