Gigi Dall’Igna and the dream of F1: alarm bells in Ducati?

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Pecco Bagnaia has the task of bringing Ducati back to conquering the MotoGP title. Gigi Dall’Igna believes in the historic goal.

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

Ducati wants to try to the very end to fulfill the dream of the MotoGP riders world championship. It is no longer enough to be absolute masters of the Constructors’ classification, Gigi Dall’Igna and his men have the duty to hit the world championship goal, now everything is in the hands of Pecco Bagnaia. The Borgo Panigale technicians, despite some technical delays in the first races, have forged a versatile, fast Desmosedici GP, adaptable to various driving styles.

An impeccable job that bears the signature of the chief responsible for this masterpiece, the engineer Gigi Dall’Igna, general manager of Ducati Corse since 2014. He was able to make the Rossa the fastest bike on the grid, being the avant-garde in terms of aerodynamics and height devices. So much so that the opponents had to square to stop the technological advance of the Italian brand, banning the Front Ride Height Device starting from 2023 and effectively forcing to stop the evolution of this mechanical system.

Gigi Dall’Igna dreams of the MotoGP title and… F1

Cristian Gabarrini and Pecco Bagnaia (LaPresse)
Cristian Gabarrini and Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

With six races remaining in the championship, hopes are pinned on Pecco Bagnaia, winner of four races in a row, a historic feat that no Ducati rider has ever achieved in the history of MotoGP. The Piedmontese is the chosen one of Gigi Dall’Igna, he renewed his contract even before starting the World Cup, he paid off with six wins. Even if Fabio Quartararo’s 30-point gap weighs on the four zeros collected in the first part of the season.

At Misano Bastianini tried to put a spanner in the works at Bagnaia, trying to steal the victory from him in the final braking. To demonstrate that Ducati he did not give any stable order to his boys, although he asked not to annoy Pecco. “I believe it is an absolutely legitimate and sportingly correct request“Said Dall’Igna in an interview with the Spanish newspaper ‘Mundo Deportivo’. “It will be tough, we have a lot of points to recover. Therefore, at this moment we don’t have to think about the championship… ”.

The challenge with Fabio Quartararo promises to be breathtaking, all on a razor’s edge, with the next round at Aragon which should be favorable to Pecco Bagnaia’s Ducati. It highlights the strengths of his driving style: “Braking is the best part right now, braking and corner entry. Today he is one of those who best interprets this piloting phase“. For his part, Gigi Dall’Igna does not hide his dream in his personal drawer … “I think any technician would like to work in F1… development is pushed to the limit and there are no budgets that are too tight“. In the event of a world victory, the engineer could give us a thought if an interesting offer arrives. And for Ducati it would be a serious loss.

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