The official Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released a new MotoGP™ episode, with Repsol Honda rider Pol Espargaro featuring three-time world champion and nine-time MotoGP™ race-winner Loris Capirossi.
Capirossi joined In the Fast Lane co-host Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to discuss Jack Miller dramatically ending Ducati's dry spell at Jerez, his 22 seasons in the world championship, the numerous Australian teammates he had over his career, and his views on Valentino Rossi's short-term future.
Following Miller’s win at the fourth race of the season, Capirossi said it was only a matter of time with Miller’s speed and Ducati’s competitiveness.
“This year Ducati is very competitive, I think it’s one of the best Ducatis in the last couple of years. Jack is really fast, he just needed to find the right moment,” Capirossi said.
Capirossi then explains why he believes the competition is so close when compared to his era of MotoGP™ racing.
“The level of everything, all the factory bikes are really close – the potential is close, the tyre is quite easy to understand and the level of rider is really high…and also the MotoGP bike is not really as complicated like it was in the past to ride, to go into the top level you need the talented rider but to ride it is not really difficult,” he continued.
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