MotoGP » Pirro hoping for San Marino confidence boost

'I had to use the second bike [at Silverstone] and with the different settings and the lost confidence... I had a slower pace again' - Michele Pirro

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September 05, 2013 1:06 PM

Pirro really has landed on his feet after leaving the Gresini CRT ride last year. He's gone from CRT also-ran to basically a factory backed Pramac rider. Even being refered to as "Ignite Pramac Racing's Michele Pirro".

Of course, his best ever GP finish being a 5th on the Fireblade-CRT doesn't do much for the Ducati's 'also ran' status, mind, regardless of the conditions.


September 06, 2013 8:47 AM

It has worked out well for Pirro.
As a test rider he gets paid a salary unlike a lot of guys in the paddock who actually have to bring in money to a team and live on 'personal' sponsorship.
And he has got to race a prototype in pretty much every GP this year what with Spies et al always throwing it down the road.
All good experience for the guy.


September 06, 2013 1:18 PM

I wonder how much pressure is put on him from Ducati to produce results now that he is pretty mucha full time rider with the Pramac team?

I mean of course he wants to do well for the team but he is just a development rider "filling in" so he can't be under the same expectations of your full time riders.

If so the he is living the easy life, testing the new Desmo, getting a wage travelling the world...not bad, like you both said he has really landed no his feet leaving Gresini!

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