Crew chief Joan World in Moto2 Pete Benson is confident that his mentee in MotoGP will achieve the same heights as his two predecessors, as it was originally determined to win.
RACING.RU, 18 January 2019 – world champion 2017 in the Moto3 class held in a “transitional” category for only one year – and was immediately taken note of by factory managers of the Royal class. A native of Mallorca, had my eye on the factory Suzuki, so the World, received in may 2018 good offer from the hands of Davide Brivio, did not resist fate, signed a preliminary contract, as it is. Ultimately, when Suzuki has revised all applicants in the place of a partner for Alex Rins, that the World was chosen as the best option.
Joan reached the podium in Moto2 at the fifth attempt, becoming the 3rd Grand Prix of France, then repeated the result at Mugello, improved to 2nd place in Sachsenring, and then became the second in Australia. Not bad for a rookie? Thought the same thing and Suzuki Ecstar Team.
The whole season was a confrontation between Pekko Bangaa and joana World. Maybe it wasn’t a direct battle for the title, but a battle of a different kind. Italian and Spanish, are representatives of two absolutely different schools, had the same chances of joining MotoGP in 2019. In other words, the two main dishes on the menu for hunters young talents.
Pete Benson, who led the World garage in Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Moto2 compared the potential of two new recruits of the Royal class.
“In Moto2, where all more or less the same for all riders, to compare the potentials easier, says the new Zealander. – Setup of a motorcycle is crucial, but an even more important role falls on the shoulders of the pilot. As for Bagnaia, when he realized he was able to take the title, it is so inspired that he showed some outstanding results. He had everything to win, and he rely on himself – and did it.”
“If to analyze the statistics Joan this year, it is impossible to say – was he good or was showing just average results. Four podiums – two second and two third places, but also five gatherings. But if we compare the figures of Joan and the last year at Bagnaia, for the Grand Prix of Valencia the World came up with the same number of points. In the end, its debut in the Moto2 Bagnaia finished 5-m, Mir – 6-m”.
The main problem for best results, Benson called the gatherings – because of the lack of experience in Moto2. But the strongest side of Joan the World he believes his desire to win in every race.
“The real winners – all have the same approach. Sometimes they just can’t grasp why they failed to take the victory in a particular race. This impacts negatively on their General mood, but you can’t win everything and everywhere! Joan from just such an approach. This year, I guess expectations were a bit high. But there were other case, as in Phillip Island, where I saw no real chance of even a podium, and there he could have won the Grand Prix”.
“If he stayed in Moto2 for next year, he would probably have fought for the title, and started the first race. But he chose MotoGP, and I think in time it did. I think in MotoGP he will be at ease. Maybe he’s in a situation like Jack Miller, when being hurled from Moto3 and liter class. Perhaps he is not quite ready mentally and physically for this test. But the sooner he’s gonna go, the faster you’ll learn. Suzuki is very bike friendly, at least so it looks from the outside”.
“When Suzuki took Viñales and Rins – and they were both rookies in MotoGP – both did on the GSX-RR is very good. I think they gaanam pilots of the same caliber, so he will quickly learn. Of course, 2019 will be difficult for him, but he’s a smart guy”.