This weekend will see the Italian compete in an endurance race in Pittsburgh aboard a Panigale V2 and with Josh Herrin as team-mate
It’s no secret that Danilo Petrucci is one of the most versatile riders. A few weeks after concluding his adventure in MotoGP, he completed the Dakar and is now competing in MotoAmerica Superbike where he currently leads the championship after winning at the latest Minnesota round.
And this weekend he’ll take on yet another new discipline, specifically endurance. “Petrux” will compete in a 4 Hours at the Pittsburgh International Racing Complex, in Pennsylvania, an event that forms part of the WERA National Endurance Racing Series By Dunlop. He will race a Ducati Panigale V2, and team up with current MotoAmerica Supersport leader (as well as team-mate) Josh Herrin.
All eyes will be on Petrucci and Herrin this weekend as they set out to win, lining up with various specialists and other well-known American faces such as Josh Hayes, Rocco Landers, Ben Gloddy, Teagg Hobbs and Jake Lewis.
All the current MotoAmerica riders will use the weekend to build confidence with the track, considering that their eighth championship round will run here just one week later. Danilo will therefore be able to get to grips with a track he’s never seen, taking advantage of the MotoAmerica regulation that does not prevent a rider from riding at a track just a few days before a championship race will play out there.
While this weekend will serve as a training exercise, the 19-21 August round will be key in terms of the championship, as Petrucci fights to defend his lead from Jake Gagne.
Translated by Heather Watson