Danilo Petrucci’s Alma Pramac Ducati team have issued a statement saying they are disapointed their rider has been tarred with same brush as Marc Marquez after the Argentine MotoGP round.

Petrucci was in collision with Aleix Espargaro during the race – which the Spaniard said was harder than the lumping he got from the Repsol man – but was also the victim of a swipe from Monster Yamaha’s rookie Hafizh Syahrin.

The statement reads:

Alma Pramac Racing wants to express its disappointment reading some media comments on Danilo Petrucci’s race.

The contact between Danilo Petrucci and Aleix Espargaro did not cause any consequences for the continuation of the race of both riders but is nonetheless being considered in the same way as the contact that saw Johann Zarco and Marc Marquez oust Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi from the race.

Danilo Petrucci himself was touched by Syahrin on the last lap, having to widen his trajectory and allow Andrea Iannone to pass.