“The pressure is increasing, I expect difficult challenges”

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Enea Bastianini will compete in the last six MotoGP races in the Gresini garage. From 2023 she will form the dream team with Pecco Bagnaia.

Enea Bastianini (LaPresse)
Enea Bastianini – Motori.News

Last six races for Enea Bastianini with the Gresini Racing team, then it will be the turn to join the Ducati factory team instead of Jack Miller. He has given great emotions and results to Nadia Padovani’s nascent team, from the 2023 season we will have to take flight. A decisive biennial for the future of the Romagna rider who collected two rookie podiums in 2021, three wins and a podium in 2022.

The cards in order to do well are all there, too bad that the fall at the Red Bull Ring has definitively put an end to the residual hopes of the world championship. Impossible to recover 73 points in six races, the goal will be to optimize your driving style on the Desmosedici GP and close this World Cup with the best placement in the final standings. From here to the next few weeks the farewell of Alberto Giribuola will also have to be formalized, the chief engineer will move to KTM from next year. It will come in place of him Marco Rigamonti from the Pramac garage, where he currently works alongside Johann Zarco.

Bastianini and Bagnaia Ducati “dream team”

Pecco Bagnaia (LaPresse)
Pecco Bagnaia in Misano – Motori.News

The 24-year-old from Romagna can count three successes in MotoGP, in his second year in the top flight he made a clear personal step. The promotion to the factory team has won her thanks to her performances, now she will have to take on the pros and cons. Among the negative aspects a greater psychological pressure. “I expect tough challenges in 2023, because the pressure is mounting for me. It will be a pleasure to be Pecco’s boxmate“.

In the internal challenge he will have to deal not only with Pecco Bagnaia, but also with Jorge Martin, which will have equal official technical treatment. The Piedmontese remains the real spearhead until proven otherwise. “I can learn a lot from him – Enea Bastianini admitted to Speedweek.com -. Because he drives very fast and prepares race weekends very well. After all, he too can learn something from me. We will see what we can do next season“.

At his side the ‘Beast’ will no longer have the trusted one Alberto Giribuola, news that the rider from Rimini prefers not to investigate. “Alberto has been a really important figure for me over the past two years. He has also worked for a long time together with Andrea Dovizioso and has a lot of experience. He helped me become a good MotoGP rider. I can’t say what he will do in the future“. The news has now leaked: he will sign a contract with KTM where he will have a leading role in the development of the RC16 alongside the technical director Fabiano Sterlacchini.

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