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MotoGP, Pedrosa: "Marquez is slick, Rossi a rival, and Bagnaia a perfectionist"

The KTM test rider responded to questions from his personal sponsor, Pont Group. With no half-measures, he even humbled Lorenzo and entrusted the scepter of  rider-of-the-future to Acosta.

MotoGP: Pedrosa:

Somewhat surprisingly, in the immediate aftermath of the Mugello GP, the question on everyone's mind these past weeks was resolved: the future of the factory Ducati, with Marquez alongside Bagnaia, along with Jorge Martin's move from Borgo Panigale to Noale as Maverick Vinales' new teammate, following Aleix Espargaro's retirement.

While waiting for the teams to unveil their next moves on the MotoGP chessboard, a former important rider like Dani Pedrosa agreed to participate in a game his  his personal sponsor, Pont Group, devised: use an adjective for an opponent, past or present, for the rare times he's seen in action in the guise of a KTM wild card.

The Spanish rider was great with several of his answers - especially regarding the colleagues he's gone up against the most in good times - and responded in a witty repartee, referring to key concepts in the world of two wheels, for example, combining the word "speed" with "passion," "adrenaline" with "fun," "bad luck" with "bad thoughts," or "patience" with "intelligence".

On the subject of riders, even if with some hesitation, the 38-year-old from Sabadell didn't shy away from finding definitions, starting with Valentino Rossi, whom he described as a "rival". Instead, he called Marc - his garage neighbor at Honda HRC from 2013 to 2018 - "slick".  Another just as biting adjective he used was "KO" for Jorge Lorenzo, with whom he's always loved to bicker, while "future" was for his talented fellow countryman, Pedro Acosta, and a more neutral "perfectionist" was how he labeled the reigning world champion.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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