MotoGP, Pecco Bagnaia best poleman: book a BMW M3

Pecco Bagnaia is set to be the best poleman of the 2022 World Championship. But for the MotoGP world champion scepter, the last shot of the tail is needed.

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

At Phillip Island Pecco Bagnaia has the chance to overtake Fabio Quartararo in the standings. In qualifying he conquered the third time, a precious front row even if Aleix Espargarò and the Frenchman from Yamaha are respectively in fourth and fifth place on the starting grid. It will be a challenge where anything can happen right from the start, where a mistake or an episode can affect an entire season.

We will certainly have to deal with the deterioration of the rear tire, with teams and riders struggling with the difficult decision between medium and hard. The last laps will be decisive for decreeing the name of the winner, Pecco Bagnaia he knows he has to use cunning and strategy: “In the first laps it becomes very difficult to be consistent and competitive without losing performance. Many riders, perhaps later on, will push to go forward and the rear tire will suffer a big drop. So it’s very important to be smart in the first few laps and not lose too many positions to be consistent until the end“.

Pecco Bagnaia best MotoGP poleman 2022

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

In qualifying Marc Marquez he took advantage of Pecco Bagnaia’s wake, but the Savoy driver is satisfied with the good starting position and leaves his Honda rival in the background. His rivals for the title are others: “I saw that there were a lot of riders behind me. So I thought I’d slow down a bit at the exit, but if no one was passing I still had to push“. He found himself forced to go on for the time attack, since the first half was not enough to be in the front row. “The set-up changes we made in FP4 helped me to be more competitive in Q2“.

After all, in the first three free practice sessions Bagnaia did not shine particularly, but together with Cristian Gabarrini and for the men in the pits Ducati found some details to file tenths on the flying lap. Who do you see as direct rivals for the Sunday race? “Marc, Jorge and Fabio can be very fast. As for Aleix [Espargaró], I don’t think it’s as competitive as the ones just mentioned right now. Bezzecchi also seems very competitive, but he is a rookie so maybe he will suffer more from the drop. But let’s see, it’s always difficult to predict anything on this track. Experience can make a big difference here“.

In parallel to the MotoGP world championship, the BMW M Award, which rewards the best qualifying driver at the end of the championship. Up for grabs is a new 510hp BMW M3 Competition Touring. Also in this special classification Pecco Bagnaia is in the lead with 45 points ahead of Quartararo and for the Yamaha champion it will be difficult to recover the gap in the last two qualifying sessions in Malaysia and Valencia.

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