After Marquez’s eighth world title in Buriram, Thailand Grand Prix. We have a few questions.
The slump continues since the German GP
- In Czech Grand Prix Danilo stood in the eighth position.
- In the Austrian Grand Prix, he stood at the ninth position.
- In British Grand Prix we saw him taking the seventh position.
- At San Marino, we saw him taking the tenth.
- At Aragon, he took the twelfth position and
- In today’s Thai GP we saw him taking the ninth position.
While Danilo Petrucci himself has accepted slum in his form. However, he has also said that he struggles in hot and in low grip conditions which is something not new. He will need to understand where he has to work when there is a lack of grip on the track.
While Danilo and Ducati might do a thorough analysis of why this has happened and may take corrective actions forward. We are sure Ducati and Danilo are going to shine in the coming races. Question is how soon Danilo Petrucci brings himself up in the table?
The Australian has renewed his contract with Pramac Racing in August 2019. Austrian GP was one hell of MotoGPs that we have seen in 2019 with full of adventures. While the GP was good there were rumors with various teams and of course with Jack Miller as his contract was not renewed.
However, we have seen Pramac racing renewed contract with Jack Miller followed with one important statement in the press release
“Jack’s new deal was confirmed on Wednesday morning European time, and confirmed he will ride a 2020 factory-spec Ducati next season alongside 2019 teammate, Pecco Bagnaia”.
The question is when will Jack Miller get a new factory Ducati?
While we see one Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez at the top we see another rider who has lost his form and rumors setting on fire that he may retire. However, we see Lorenzo trying hard to get his form back when he was with Yamaha. In 2017, Lorenzo signed a contract with Ducati from Yamaha. The first win with Ducati came to him in Mugello.
In 2018 Lorenzo switched to Repsol Honda by taking the place of Dani Pedrosa who was on the verge of retirement.
In 2019 During the first practice session at Assen GP in a tumble, Jorge fractured vertebrae since then his form has seen a slump and there were strong rumors of his retirement and moving to other teams as well.
Questions here are will Lorenzo stay at Repsol Honda or will he retire?
KTM ended the contract with Johann Zarco. In a press release statement by KTM that said “ Johann and KTM decided to mutually end their association at the end of 2019 but developments and on-going work mean that priorities have been realigned. The Frenchman will be exempt from his MotoGP duties but stays contracted to KTM until the end of the season.”
Given the fact that Zarco had a total of only twenty-seven points and standing eleventh in his last San Marino GP before KTM and Zarco parted there ways.
However, we got to know the latest from MotoGP that Zarco has been approached by Yamaha European Test Team. “Lin Jarvis has said Yamaha have approached Zarco in a bid to secure the Frenchman’s services in 2020 for their European test team”.
Question is will this contract go ahead? Or will Zarco move to Repsol Honda as rumors of Jorge Lorenzo getting retired are high? If this becomes true we might see Zarco riding on new factory Honda that Marc Marquez is expected to get.
Doctor once ruled the podiums but now we don’t see this scene often. However, we see Rossi staying with Yamaha.During the start of September. Yamaha’s project leader, Takahiro Sumi gave an interview with theSpeedweek.com could mean new M1 is on its way.
He said “After the disastrous last season, we had to change something – Sumi explained – on the bike and also on our way of thinking, especially in terms of development. We have changed many small things. The bike is not so different, actually, but Yamaha is different: now we use every resource to develop a more competitive bike and get out of the crisis for next year “.
We might see Doctor on his new M1 for the upcoming season. The question is when?