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#90 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing: Danilo Petrucci
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Injury, COVID, camels and redemption: Petrucci's Dakar odyssey

Danilo Petrucci’s decision to switch to rallying at the conclusion of his time in MotoGP at the end of 2021 raised many eyebrows. Deciding to make his rally raid debut at the Dakar courted scepticism. With his debut almost over on several occasions before it began, Petrucci’s Dakar odyssey was a wild affair full of ups, downs and a run-in with a camel. He sat down with Motorsport.com to reveal all

It's 10am on a Thursday morning when Motorsport.com sits down with a Danilo Petrucci showing no signs of the fatigue one might expect a human being to be suffering following two weeks of hellish punishment riding across the deserts of Saudi Arabia in your first Dakar Rally.

Even through the soulless eye of a Zoom camera, Petrucci still managed to fill this writer's living room with boundless enthusiasm and a fair few belly laughs as he recounted "one of the most beautiful experiences of my life".

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