Mike Di Meglio Is the Boss, Giampiero Sacchi Thinks

Although he may leave his team in order to move to the 250cc class, Mike Di Meglio remains one of the best riders in the world, the head of the Piaggio Group, Giampiero Sacchi, said in an interview for the MotoGP website.

As a quick reminder, Mike Di Meglio secured the championship title last weekend in Australia after winning the race at Phillip Island. However, rumors that Di Meglio plans to move to the superior class are spreading all over the paddock so everybody's waiting for an official announce regarding this matter.

Getting back to Sacchi's statement, Piaggio Group's boss said that he was impressed with Di Meglio's performance, mostly because nobody saw him as a potential contender for the championship title.

“Mike has shown that he is the boss! He is the leader in the group and he has shown the others that he is more consistent, stronger. He has made a very big step this year. It would not have been easy to imagine this kind of result for Di Meglio three years ago. It is like with Marco Simoncelli, people did not expect this success from Mike, but not everyone is like Valentino Rossi who arrived and won immediately. Lots of riders need time,” Giampiero Sacchi explained.

Talking about Di Meglio's potential move to 250cc, Sacchi refused to comment on the rumors and only said that the French biker may sign a deal with another team in order to race in the mid MotoGP class.

“I don't know, but I have some friends who tell me he is in contact with another brand so we will see what happens,” he concluded.

Mike Di Meglio is currently the leader of the 125cc series, with the title already under his belt. The Frenchman won no less than 4 races in the 2008 with a total of 237 points.
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