“Everything Disappeared After the Victory”

After the FIM Awards in Rimini, Pecco Bagnaia confesses about the finished season, the present and the next MotoGP championship.

Pecco Bagnaia (LaPresse)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motors.News

Pecco Bagnaia is starting to metabolize the fact of being world champion. It is his second time, after the 2018 world title conquered in Moto2. But this time the emotions are different: “I felt on my shoulders the fact that Ducati hadn’t won for fifteen years, thirteen years since Valentino Rossi’s last. It was difficult to manage, but all of that disappeared after I won“.

Since the last race on 6 November, Valencia hasn’t had a moment’s break. The FIM gala evening, two days later he returned to the track for the test day at the Ricardo Tormo in Cheste, then the string of awards including Collare d’Oro, the visit to the Quirinale with the president Sergio Mattarella, up to the FIM Awards in Rimini. He hasn’t pulled the plug yet and he probably will after the big Ducati party organized for 15 December in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna.

Pecco Bagnaia is the big favourite

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motors.News

Now that he is on the lips of the whole sports world, he will try not to change his character and mentality. “I continue to do the shopping and also go to the post office“, he says in an interview with ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’. Try looking back to take another step forward. Reconfirming will be tough but there is ample room for improvement, as long as we treasure the mistakes of the past: “The mistakes, the slips, the victories have taught us a lot“, he added I’m sorry Bagnaia. “All of this will help you start off stronger, otherwise it would mean you haven’t understood anything about your mistakes“.

Ducati has already been working for some time to set up one Desmosedici GP23 that it is immediately ready for the first Portimao race, allowing him to have an invincible weapon in his hands. The competition has a poisoned tooth, but this time it is aware that it will arrive as a great favorite at the starting line: “I am the big favorite for 2023“.

After the well-deserved break, it will be time to start again and it will be a slightly sui generis season, with 21 Grands Prix and the introduction of sprint races. Double awarding of points, a new team mate, Aeneas Bastianini. Together they will be at the presentation event in Madonna di Campiglio, in the Dolomites, from 22 to 24 January. Then off to Sepang for the first preseason test of 2023, when he’ll test the new Ducati GP23. The goal is obvious: “Now let’s think about the next one (Worldwide, ed), which will be even bigger“.

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