Second MotoGP season for Fabio Di Giannantonio. On the saddle of the Gresini team Ducati, he wants to forget the ups and downs of 2022.
The first year as a MotoGP rookie didn’t go exactly as planned for Fabio Di Giannantonio. Too many ups and downs in the 2022 championship, against a box mate, Enea Bastianini, who racked up victories and podiums with the same bike. The Roman driver of the team Gresini Racing he paid for a little inexperience inside his garage, but now it’s starting again with a figure of technical depth like Frankie Carchedi, Joan Mir’s former track engineer at Suzuki. A crew chief who will certainly be able to give an injection of experience to the whole environment.
‘Diggia’ has already shown flashes of his talent, such as in qualifying for the Mugello Grand Prix, taking his first pole position in the premier class. His best finish was eighth place at the Sachsenring. The season finale was more bitter, when he had to prove that he had mastered the Desmosedici GP, instead he has picked up just one point in the last seven races. Her frustration drove him to an outburst on social media that got a lot of talk…
Di Giannantonio restarts from Carchedi
In the post published on his official channels, he wrote that motorcycling was becoming less and less fun for him, somewhat cryptically hinting at a new professional chapter. On the occasion of the presentation of the Gresini 2023 team, Fabio Di Giannantonio clarified: “I have never said or written that I want to give up racing“. He talks about too many mistakes made by him and his technical staff. The priority will be to put an end to these slips of inexperience.
You learn from making mistakes and you will need to treasure what happened in the past season. “In 2022 we had some ups and downs. As a rookie you have to try a lot, including mistakes and failures, to figure things out and then start over from that point – explained ‘Diggia’ -. We made our mistakes. But that was also normal, because my pit crew was also made up of rookies. We struggled a bit but I think the potential is quite high… With Frankie we now have the right experience to raise the bar and do more“.
In the test of Valencia he tested the new Ducati GP22 with which he will compete in the next World Championship. The same bike with which Pecco Bagnaia won the world title, so there will be few alibis. The goal is to gradually get closer to the top-10 and then to the top-5. A podium wouldn’t be bad at all…”But we have both feet on the ground and we know that we have a lot of work to do“ concluded Fabio Di Giannantonio. “But I feel great and I’m ready“.