MotoGP, Bastianini on the Bologna stage. Bagnaia: “It’s a goad”

Enea Bastianini also takes the stage in Bologna. From 2023, the new Ducati factory rider has a great opportunity on his wrist.

Enea Bastianini (LaPresse)
Enea Bastianini – Motors.News

The great Ducati party was staged in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, which brought the two 2022 MotoGP and Superbike world champion teams onto the stage. , Pecco Bagnaia and Alvaro Bautista. But on the right side of the fans there was also Aeneas Bastianinithe second rider of the MotoGP season with the most victories behind the winner.

The 25-year-old rider from Romagna will share the box with the reigning champion from 2023, after having earned the seat vacated by Jack Miller with 4 victories, 2 podiums and a 3rd place finish. It was not easy to win the competition from Jorge Martin, but the ‘Beast‘ he immediately went on the attack, winning his debut race in Qatar, repeating himself in Austin, tripling at Le Mans (after a psychologically heavy overtaking on Bagnaia…), right up to the last sharp finish at MotorLand in Aragon. In the final of the championship, a string of good results allowed him to overtake the standings Aleix Espargarò and hit the final top-3.

Bastianini and Bagnaia dream couple

Enea Bastianini and Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Enea Bastianini and Pecco Bagnaia – Motors.News

This time Enea Bastianini was on stage as a “guest of honour”, but soon he wants to take the stage as a protagonist. “I have a great desire to win and get on this stage“, he admitted to Sky Sports. “There’s no shortage of tools, the bike is in an incredible state of shape“. On 8 November he made his debut in the Ducati factory team, made comparisons between the Desmosedici GP22 and GP23, gained confidence with the new technical staff.

To get to know the true potential of the new Red by Borgo Panigale however, he will have to wait for the next winter outings at Sepang and Portimao. “In 2023 I have a great opportunity, to be in the official team. I’ll have more pressure, but we’ll try to transform this weight into an extra gear, to always be ahead and competitive“.

I’m sorry Bagnaia he called it “a goad”, it will be a healthy and constructive rivalry, at least a priori. Then the results and the track will indicate the process and the atmosphere. Last November 8, the almost 25-year-old rider from Rimini familiarized himself with the new team and tested the factory bike, made comparisons between the GP22 and the GP23, waiting to hear about the next developments. Because only in Sepang will we see the new bike that will debut in the World Championship in Portugal. “I tried to make people understand what I need for the future – concluded Bastianini -, I believe that the direction we have taken is the right one“.

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