“No one will ever be like him”

Pecco Bagnaia one step away from the MotoGP world title, even if the weekend in Malaysia begins with an uphill battle.

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

Pecco Bagnaia missing the top-10 on Friday of free practice a Sepang for only three thousandths. In the morning he is unable to access the top ten for only three thousandths, in the afternoon the rain prevents him from improving his times and now he has to hope for a dry FP3 to enter Q2 directly. An error of assessment by the championship leader, who postponed the time attack to devote himself to long runs with a view to the race.

Unfortunately it did not deal with the tropical climate of Malaysia, with heavy rain falling after lunchtime. “It was my decision“, Explained Pecco on the choice not to attempt the timed lap with the soft. “I didn’t expect rain. At the same time, however, it was very important to complete the laps with the medium tire to understand if the compound was suitable for the race“. The race pace is certainly good, but it will be essential not to go through Q1 in order to avoid risks in a key phase of the championship.

Pecco Bagnaia in the footsteps of Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi (LaPresse)
Valentino Rossi – Motori.News

In the debriefing, the pilot appeared quite calm Ducati factory. From Assen to Phillip Island he has collected four wins and three podiums in eight races, an impressive schedule that he must now complete. No rush to finish the championship this weekend, the goal is to get to the last race in Valencia with a good lead over Fabio Quartararo.

Fifteen years later Ducati returns to caress the great world champion dream. The last Italian to triumph in MotoGP Valentino Rossi was his mentor in 2009 with Yamaha. “We did a good job and at home I also worked on myself to be calmer in certain circumstances“, He explained to ‘AS’. Many would like it to be the new Valentino Rossibut Pecco Bagnaia clears the hopes of the fans: “Nobody will be the new Valentino Rossi. There will be no one else like him, but the important thing will be to do it well“.

When the champion from Tavullia won his ninth title in October 2009, Pecco watched on TV: “It was a great day and I remember Vale’s message after winning, the motto ‘Old hen makes good broth’, in response to those who said he was too old. And he won again“. Now it’s up to the student to bring the MotoGP scepter back to Italy.

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