third place is worth a lot of money

Carlo Pernat, manager of Enea Bastianini, talks about his driver and the third place goal. And the difficult return of Andrea Iannone to the premier class.

Enea Bastianini (Ansa)
Enea Bastianini in the Gresini Racing box – Motori.News

Enea Bastianini is the fastest Ducati rider at the end of the first day of Malaysian GP. Signs the fourth time trial, the choice to mount the soft in the final of the first free practice session to try the time attack is right. In the afternoon the rain fell copiously and prevented from improving the times in FP2, gaining temporary and direct access to Q2.

In case of rain on Saturday morning Enea Bastianini he would already be in Q2 and could have a good chance of winning. On the Sepang circuit he can show off his driving style and aspire to an important result. It will be difficult to keep open the hope of winning the 2022 MotoGP title, but in the sights of the ‘Beast’ there is the third place with its economic bonuses that are coveted by anyone. Included Jack Miller who, after the Phillip Island accident, wants to redeem himself and end the adventure in Ducati with a top 3.

Bastianini points to economic bonuses

Enea Bastianini (LaPresse)
Enea Bastianini on the Ducati GP21 – Motori.News

According to Carlo Pernat his Aeneas could run for victory in Malaysia. “Already in the February tests he scored the best lap, this is a favorable circuit for him. We are fighting for third place, it is 15 points and there are not many“, He told Sky Sport MotoGP. “Third place also means higher prizes, bonuses, sponsors“.

Still early to talk about the jump in Ducati factory, even if the times are close. After the Valencia race he will wear red and finally set foot in the official garage alongside Pecco Bagnaia, but before him he wants to hit third place at the moment in the hands of Aleix Espargarò. “Aprilia is not in crisis, but it seems to be experiencing a moment of confusion“. Enea Bastianini has already held talks with his next crew chief Marco Rigamonti … “What he wants reaches him in his own way“.

Finally, Carlo Pernat, former manager of Andrea Iannone, talks about a possible return of the driver from Vasto to the premier class. Paolo Campinoti, boss of the Pramac Racing team, would be happy to welcome him, despite the four-year ban for doping that kept him out of the rhythm of the Top Class for so long. “You have to see Ducati saying. Gigi (Dall’Igna, ed) he was very happy with Iannone’s talent, a little less than his head“.

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