Quién es Garrett Gerloff, el piloto que sustituirá a Rossi en Cheste

Germán Garcia Casanova
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Si no media un verdadero milagro, Valentino Rossi se perderá el Gran Premio de Europa que se celebra este fin de semana en Valencia, tras haber dado, de nuevo, positivo por coronavirus, una enfermedad que le ha mantenido fuera de competición en las dos últimas carreras.

Por reglamento, Yamaha debe designar un sustituto para Rossi y la elección ha recaído en uno de los pilotos del segundo equipo del WorldSBK, el campeonato de las motos derivadas de serie.

Información sobre Garrett Gerloff, que sustituiría a Rossi en Valencia

Gerloff nació el 1 de agosto de 1995 en la localidad norteamericana de Spring (Texas), y ha debutado este año en el WorldSBK de la mano de Yamaha, encuadrado en el equipo GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team, la formación satélite de la marca de los diapasones, en la que ha formado pareja con el italiano Federico Caricasulo.

Foto de la cuenta de instagram de Garrett Gerloff en la que posa junto a su ídolo Valentino Rossi

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El mejor fin de semana para Gerloff fue el de Portugal, el último del año, donde logró acabar de nuevo tercero en la Carrera 1 y segundo en la Superpole Race, para concluir el curso 11º de la general.

Gerloff continuará por segunda temporada en el GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team en 2021, y tendrá como compañero al debutante japonés Kohta Nozane, que desembarca por primera vez en el paddock del WorldSBK.

Gerloff, listo para el desafío

El norteamericano es un fan declarado de Valentino, con el que tiene algunas fotografías en su cuenta de instagram, donde se puede ver su afición por el motocross y el ciclismo, así como también por el golf.

Garrett Gerloff en la parrilla animando a su ídolo Valentino Rossi

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El norteamericano, a través de un comunicado del equipo, expresaba su tremenda ilusión por tener la oportunidad de pilotar una MotoGP, una oportunidad que le ha llegado, en parte, por el hecho de que el corredor de Texas se trasladó a vivir, este año, a la localidad manresana de Santpedor (Barcelona), donde entrena habitualmente con otros pilotos de la zona, como Carlos Checa. Esto facilita su traslado a Valencia el fin de semana sin demasiados trámites.

“Me siento muy honrado de que Yamaha me haya considerado para esta oportunidad. Este año ya ha sido toda una aventura, y esta sería la guinda del pastel”, dice el corredor,

“Pilotar la Yamaha YZR-M1 de MotoGP ha sido uno de mis sueños desde que empecé a correr hace tantos años, y potencialmente tener la oportunidad de que suceda es realmente emocionante”.

Como fan incondicional de Rossi, Gerloff siente su baja por la enfermedad.

“Lamento tener esta oportunidad en estas desafortunadas circunstancias para Valentino. Me siento muy mal por él y espero que se recupere pronto, todos nos perdemos no tener al número 46 en la pista. Deseo todo lo mejor para él”.

“Si termino montando este fin de semana, será una batalla cuesta arriba sin conocer la moto, los neumáticos, los frenos, etc. Además, nunca he estado en la pista de Valencia. Pero estoy seguro de mí mismo y listo para el desafío”, zanja el piloto de Texas.

Fotos de Garrett Gerloff, sustituto de Valentino Rossi en Yamaha

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Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha toma el tercer lugar en el Superpole

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Michael van Der Mark, Pata Yamaha, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Pata Yamaha, Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha

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Chaz Davies, ARUBA.IT Racing Ducati, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Pata Yamaha, Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha

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Chaz Davies, ARUBA.IT Racing Ducati, Jonathan Rea, Kawasaki Racing Team, Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha

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Toprak Razgatlioglu, Pata Yamaha, Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha

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Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha, Leon Haslam, Team HRC

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Jonathan Rea, Kawasaki Racing Team, Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha

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