He is back, he is back folks! Wait, back from what? Danilo Petrucci is set to return to MotoGP™ action at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello after recovering from a wrist injury. He was ruled out of the Spanish and French Grands Prix this season when he broke his wrist in a fall during morning warm ups. Petrucci released a statement the morning of May 27:
“The wrist is fine, I also resumed training but do not know yet how will behave once I am in the saddle. Riding a MotoGP bike is a challenge and requires the use of every part of the body, although the left wrist is also crucial because Mugello is a fast and technical track where you have to always be 100 percent. I really can't wait to get back to my team and my bike.”
Danilo Carlo Petrucci is a young Italian MotoGP rider from Umbria, Italy. He was born on Oct. 24, 1990, and officially began racing in the MotoGP class in 2012, for the lodaRacing Team.
In 1998, Petrucci reached the age where he could get a pilot’s license practicing minitrial riding a Beta. The following year he was the Italian champion in minitrial, became and the Italian champion minitrophy LEM in 2000. Between 2000 and 2004, he was the regional champion of minicross, slowly working his way up to the European Superstock in 2006.
In 2009, he was Italian Superstock 1000 champion in the under-23 category, with four podiums in six races. Not to mention, he also represented Italy in the European Championship 2009 unique race and won the title of Champion European Junior Superstock 1000.
In 2011, Petrucci won the Italian National Superstock Championship riding a Ducati, and finished runner-up in the 2011 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. He had been a test rider for Ducati’s superbike project and in 2012, he jumped right into the premier class with the lodaRacing Project where he currently still rides.
In his first year with the big dogs, he performed well, and showing good form, the team moved him onto a new bike. IodaRacing signed him for 2013, where Petrucci wore the leading outfit and scored 11 points finishes.
For the 2014 season, Petrucci was joined by British newcomer Leon Camier as the team switches to ART equipment. Out of the five races this season, Petrucci has only raced in a total of two. Three of the five races included a crash in Argentina, suffering from a broken wrist in Spain, and recovering during the France race. We hope to see Petrucci in the front of the pack on Sunday!
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