Aleix Espargaro was upset when the Ducati Corse team promoted Jack Miller instead of defending Danilo Petrucci. In fact, the Italian racer had given positive results last year.
‘I feel uncomfortable with how Danilo is treated. Not only did he win the race, but he made the same points as Miller in 2019 (Petrucci outperformed him by 11),’ Espargaro was quoted as saying from Autosport on Tuesday (1/6/2020).
Espargaro added that now Miller is likened to the new Casey Stoner, while Petrucci is rated less than optimal because with the same specifications the points are the same as Miller.
‘In the end, put everyone in their place, maybe Jack will ride an official motorcycle and do very well, he is young and talented. We will see whether Ducati will succeed,’ added Espargaro.
Espargaro is currently waiting for his fate in the MotoGP event next year. He claims there are positive signs that point that he will get a new contract from the Aprilia team.
However, Espargaro’s future is different from Andrea Iannone. Because he is still waiting for the appeal related to sanctions prohibited from appearing for 18 months after allegedly consuming illegal substances.
In the midst of that uncertainty, Petrucci continued to be associated with the Aprilia team. He could be a different tandem for Espargaro for his fourth year in the team.
‘I know that Aprilia wants me and Andrea to continue and defend the two drivers, but I know there is a bit of chaos with all this,’ concluded Espargaro.