Without a live audience – this year’s team presentations
We like to admit that, like Dovi, we’re not very fond of press conferences and similar events. As a rule, almost everyone tells the same thing and, in principle, nothing is really exciting. We find it all the more exciting as soon as something happens on the track, but preferably on the race weekends. Test drives were and are too often misinterpreted. At least there is something amusing about this, because many people are very often completely wrong, especially some reporters. In any case, we think it makes little sense this season to reproduce the team presentations with tons of pictures on our site. Should one of the teams surprise with the goal that they don’t want to win, we will keep our readers informed.
Almost everything happens on the Internet – with no surprises
Except for the fact that Rossi could suddenly appear in the interview after a race after a 4th or 5th place despite missing the podium, very little changes for 2021. Technically, the further engine development remained frozen due to the corona pandemic and the Michelin tires remain the same. That’s a good thing because last year the chances at the beginning of the season were very differently distributed. See KTM’s test advantage from May while all other teams were locked down. As for the drivers, there won’t be any surprises, everything is known about this so far. Also, don’t count on Marc Marquez push-ups just to show how fit he is already. In any case, great for the fans: As a future private driver, an interview with Valentino Rossi will become a reality after the finish as soon as he becomes the best non-works driver.
The dates of the team launches
If you want to do one of the too often boring presentations on the Internet, the following overview will help:
February 9th: Ducati Team – Jack Miller & Pecco Bagnaia
Feb 12: Red Bull KTM & Tech3 – Petrux, Lecuona, Binder & Oliveira
Feb 15: Monster Energy Yamaha – Maverick Viñales & Fabio Quartararo
– in addition: Petronas Yamaha SRT: Franco Morbidelli & Valentino Rossi
Feb 19: LCR Honda Castrol – Alex Marquez
Feb 20: LCR Honda Idemitsu – Takaaki Nakagami
Feb 22: Repsol Honda – Pol Espargaró & Marc Márquez
?: Pramac Ducati Racing: Johann Zarco & Jorge Martin