Pecco Bagnaia is the new MotoGP world champion. The Ducati Desmosedici GP22 is an engineering monster that has dominated the premier class.
Ducati achieves the dream of the MotoGP world championship for the second time in history. After the enterprise of Casey Stoner in 2007 it took fifteen years to get back on top of the world. To Pecco Bagnaia the merit of having hit the second seal, cold and clean in the guide, able to recover a gap of 91 points in the standings from Fabio Quartararo and close at +17 on the outgoing champion.
A red cloud capable of overturning every prediction, of ringing seven victories and three podiums, also winning the BMW M Award, reserved for the best poleman of the season. “I am proud of what I have done“, He admitted Pecco Bagnaia after the Valencia Grand Prix. “After the fall of the Sachsenring I lost my faith for an hour, the World Cup seemed lost, but immediately afterwards I started believing and working again.“. From Assen he started an unprecedented comeback that will let MotoGP fans talk for a long time.
The technical secrets of the Ducati GP22
Much of the credit for this world triumph also goes to Gigi Dall’Igna and his men, who were able to set up a Ducati Desmosedici GP capable of adapting to different driving styles, as well as being fast on any track. A 1000cc racing car capable of delivering 290 hp. To confirm the goodness of this prototype forged in Borgo Panigale is the constructors’ championship (the third in three years) won well in advance thanks to 12 wins in 20 races divided between Bagnaia (7) Bastianini (4) and Miller (1).
An absolute domination when compared to Yamaha’s 3 victories, Suzuki’s 2, KTM’s 2 and Aprilia’s single win. The Ducati Desmosedici excels in acceleration and top speed, but it is not alone and all engine. The frame has a scheme a double beam and a chassis perfectly suited to the V4.
In reality, Ducati has also been a school for years in the field of aerodynamics, it was the first to introduce the side and rear wings, the first to design the front lowering of the bike at the start, forcing its opponents to copy its technical ideas: from the wings to the holeshot device, from the cooling of the fuel tank to the “spoon” under the swingarm. So much so that it is considered the “Ferrari” of two wheels. The power is approx 290 hp and the weight of the engine is about 50 kg while the maximum speed exceeds 360 km / h. The seamless gearbox has 4 ride-by-wire-controlled throttle bodies and two injectors per cylinder. The suspensions are Ohlins, 17-inch Marchesini wheels with Michelin tires and 340 mm Brembo brakes. A monstrous bike that is unrivaled at the moment.