Monster Yamaha MXGP star Glenn Coldenhoff has been motocross training with MotoGP’s Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci in Sardinia.
The Dutchman is coming back from a serious back injury and has been riding and exchanging training information with the two Italians.
“It’s interesting to know how they train. Of course they want to know that from us as well. For me, it’s just very strange that they only have five days of testing,” Coldenhoff told bikesportnews.com.
“Five is the maximum they can do. Then they go straight into racing. In our world, that’s really crazy. I feel lucky to be able to ride the bike so many times, because that’s in the end still what I love to do the most, I would say. Imagine you are a MotoGP rider which can only ride the bike at races and next to it only five times a year. I think that’s really crazy.
“We talked about a few things. I feel like in MotoGP the speed is so high. I think it works a bit different than in motocross. Motocross of course every single lap the track is changing. With the MotoGP I would say it’s more or less the same, which is flat and asphalt.
“We speak about things like that. It was nice. We didn’t know from each other that we went to that track, and it was really nice to meet them this way. Both really cool guys. Very relaxed and both very motivated, I feel like. It was nice to catch up with them.”