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Noyes: “The biggest mistake of Honda has made was letting Dani Pedrosa go”

Jun 10, 21 | 09:30 PM
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Alberto Cercós García editor – Life is Racing

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Dennis Noyes and Judit Florensa analyze the Catalan GP. Oliveira and Quartararo, the clear protagonists.

The Catalan GP has left many anecdotes to comment on. From Fabio Quartararo’s slip with his jumpsuit to Miguel Oliveira’s victory with KTM. In the podcast “Cinta Americana”, Dennis Noyes and Judit Florensa talk about them in a relaxed way. Noyes has acknowledged that he had never seen what happened to Quartararo before.

“Everyone was waiting to see what Race Direction was going to do. It is very easy to criticize them from outside because they had very little time to react”, explains Noyes about the situation that Quartararo experienced. A context that is well written in the regulations: “You cannot be on the track without the mandatory safety equipment and used correctly”. “At the moment when the rider is with the open suit or the damaged helmet, he cannot be on the track”, he adds.

The sanction imposed on Quartararo after the race is also highly questioned by Noyes: “Race direction seeing that he was going illegal should have raised a black flag, as we have said. Quartararo has been lucky”. Judit, on the other hand, comments that the sensors have brought uneasiness to the padock: “I think that the sensors and all the exits to the green are going to complicate our lives a little more”.

Miguel Oliveira was the other protagonist of the weekend. The Portuguese won the race surprisingly: “It was the best race of the three victories he has achieved. He has commanded and took care of the tires”. “The biggest mistake Honda has made has been to let Dani Pedrosa go. KTM has the characteristics of the Honda, it wins under braking, has very good acceleration and is not far behind the Ducati in speed”, says Noyes.

Finally, the American also had positive words for Johann Zarco: At Ducati they are euphoric because they thought they were going through a very difficult weekend. Zarco says that he has paid attention to Joan Mir’s method a lot”.

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