This is already the second “press release” I’m writing from home, i’m finally smart-working too. The next step it would be that riders will be trying to conquer the Championship sitted in total relax on their home sofa, online with their PlayStation.
Yesterday we took our plane to Valencia for the CEV and this is the reason why I took a little vacation from the World Championship. Before I start talking, I would like to thank all the people who, on the 23rd of October, spent a minute to text me: a message, a quote, an heart emoji, thank you all. A double GP in just a few days of distance means that performances become flat, no one has the chance to shine more than another, and that is rare in Moto3. In the second race there are no big gaps between riders, the race becomes a battle and the most difficult turns don’t make a selection anymore. Doing so, with four days of practices in ten days, all the riders become competitive and they’re all able to fix previous problems and mistakes.
Suzuki was doing a good race, but in the last laps, trapped in the impetuousness of the battle, he made a mistake, with a highside as result that also involved Garcia, and they both crashed. I saw him in pain from the TV, but luckily no more problems in the arm. It’s just a pity as he was doing a great race.
Antonelli complicated his own life together with Migno and Foggia closing 24th.
It is always quite strange to watch races from home, even a little bit difficult. It has pros and cons. Physically, you can rest more as you don’t have to travel, to fly, to wake up early, but you lose all that you gained in anxiety and in furnitures, as walking around the living room all day long I think I consumed the floor. You can say all the bad words you want out loud (no cameras), in the worst scenario there is just my wife shouting: “Paolo, stop it!”. But from home you’re not able to transfer to your team your emotions, if you’re happy, angry or really proud of them. You can’t hug them at the end of the race, you can’t calm them down before it starts. I firmly think that the team manager’s place, if permitted by circumstances, is by his riders side.
While we’re heading to Valencia for the last round of CEV, where immediately after also the World Championship staff will arrive, Italy is dealing again with a new lockdown, the virus is again destroying us and we are not prepared.
There are just a few things able to remind us we used to have a different kind of life, made of travels, schools, we socialized, it was an asymptomatic world. We have to thank Dorna and all the teams for giving us one of the fewest things that takes us back to normality at home: thanks to their work we have the possibility to watch the World Championship on Sunday. Today, it means a lot.
I can’t wait to see you guys back on the stands that are now empty, to smell again the perfume of our motorbikes, to hear again the deafening roar of the MotoGP and the sound of Your applauses echoing in between the turns of your favourite circuit.