Danilo petrucci started the 2020 season with a bad taste in the mouth. During free practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, the Italian suffered a serious accident that caused a major injury to his neck. From that moment, the pilot of Ducati it did not have the best performance due to the discomfort caused by the fall in Spanish territory.
In an interview he gave to the medium ‘Moto.it’, Petrucci assured that he could not recover in the best way from his accident and that from now on he will have to carry the injury with him. In addition, he said that fortunately it was nothing serious and that he hopes to have an improvement in the coming months. Starting in 2021, Petrucci will race with KTM, but still could not test the bike.
The Italian assured that he could avoid the operation after the fall, but his recovery was not good. “Unfortunately I will have to live with two hernias in my neck, but it is nothing particularly serious that cannot be overcome with focused work and, above all, it is nothing if I think about what could have happened. There was also the possibility of having an operation and it doesn’t necessarily have to happen, but even if I had surgery it would not definitely solve the problem “, said ‘Petrux’.
Although he has already signed his contract with KTM for 2021, many pointed out that Ducati did not allow Petrucci to test with the Austrian brand. However, the Italian denied the versions and gave the reason. «I have a contract with Ducati until the end of the year but it is not true that they prohibited me from testing the new bike. It was simply not possible to do it because the opportunity did not arise, “added the former teammate. Andrea Dovizioso.
Despite obtaining a victory, Petrucci commented that the 2020 season was very difficult. So much so, that he thought about getting off the bike to get some air. “It has been a very demanding season and I do not hide that many times he told me that he needed a little rest, but the truth is that as soon as you get away from the bike and the paddock you feel the lack,” he said to finish.
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