“We haven’t lost our temper”

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The world champion Ducati Desmosedici returns to the track in February for the preseason. Gigi Dall’Igna is still betting on the V4 engine.

Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motors.News

How will it be next Ducati Desmosedici GP23? The graphics will be presented on the occasion of the Wrooom scheduled for the next few days in Madonna di Campiglio, but to see them on the track we will have to wait for the preseason which will unfold between Sepang, in February, and Portimao, in March. There House of Borgo Panigale he presents himself at the starting line as world champion after having conquered the Triple Crown and with Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini sparks are expected.

After long celebrations for the victory of the world title, Gigi Dall’Igna, general manager of Ducati Corse, does not want to rest on his laurels. Sure, celebrations are an important part of staying at the top levels, but now it’s time to start over, try again, repeat ourselves. Win in MotoGP it’s never easy, the Bolognese brand has tried several times, coming close, but this time it hit the spot.

Ducati Desmosedici at full strength

Gigi Dall'Igna (LaPresse)
Gigi Dall’Igna – Motors.News

The moment of difficulty at the start of the championship confirmed that the group is united and knows how to deal with problems even during the current season. Not a small quality to excel in a World Cup where the distances are very close. “We have been courageous in finding solutions and have not lost our temper – Dall’Igna told Speedweek.com -. It would have been easy to do irreparable damage, but we were good at keeping the group together and working together, including the riders“.

From last year’s small mistakes Ducati he has learned a good lesson and in the next Sepang test he will bring both the 2022 bike and the 2023 version to the track.”Thus we have the reference and can be sure that progress is certain“. The Ducati GP23 won’t be a revolution, given that the previous prototype dominated far and wide, but the engineering department will certainly have new elements at its disposal that can help shave off precious tenths.

The new engine could bring more horsepower, a fixed cue of Gigi Dall’Igna and his men. How is it possible to further raise a delivery capacity close to 290 HP? “Because the bikes, the tires and the circuits we ride require it at the moment“, added Gigi Dall’Igna. “With more power you are faster. And on top of that there is another very, very important factor: in racing it is much easier to overtake on a straight line than in a corner. This means that it is easier for a driver to win the race with a more powerful engine“. The concept is simple and clear.

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