Why did I decide to be the team manager? My answer will always be the same: “Because of races like this one.”
They should put the Moto3 race as last because it overturns the audience. With so emotional and fighting races like the last one the risk is for the spectators to switch off the TV and go somewhere else, without the need to watch the other categories.
No kidding, I really think paper journalists don’t give the right importance and the right space to moto3; they prefer to write just about MotoGP, even if there is nothing important to say. Well, in my humble opinion, you’re making a mistake. Those are young talented guys who are risking everything for their dreams, with the aim to become world champions, always on the edge looking for new sponsors to go further.. one year you’re there, the following one you’re desperately looking for a new contract to sign. They should be helped a little more by you.
Anyway I’m really happy about our riders behavior, about their reactions on track, their vision of the race at 360°. Antonelli is growing up and he’s finally getting free from all the stereotypes and conjectures. He’s again the “old” Nicco, the one of the greatest time of his career, the one that was missing on track, but now he is back!
Tatsuki is closed to that, he’s improving, he feels he’s ready to win, they both can win and together they made us live an incredible Sunday.
We need to talk also about the qualifying, but in a negative way. Q2 have been a really not-elegant show to see. Empty track, all the riders inside their garage waiting for someone’s (anybody’s) slipstream. This was so sad, and I expressed immediately my disappointment also in a not-elegant way. Marco had his own philosophy about slipstreams: “I’ll go out and I’ll go fast. If someone wants do follow me no problem, I don’t care. I want to do my lap-time all by myself, whether if it’ll be good or not. After all in the race it will come out who are “slipstream-riders” and who are not.”
Argentina gave us a weekend without rain, with hot temperatures and humidity, Malaysian style. People around the paddock were “muy caliente”, which is exactly their way to be and we’re happy they appreciated our part of the show.
This weekend I’ve missed Carletto Pernat, one of the main figure of the paddock. I think this is the first GP he missed and I didn’t like it.
Today we’ll leave again for the Moto3 Junior World Championship with Bertelle, Arita and Patacca, and the European Talent Cup with Falzone and Volpi. They will battle in one of the most amazing ex-MotoGP circuits: Estoril.