Pecco Bagnaia at Aragon is playing an important card for the challenge to the MotoGP title. Valentino Rossi received a particular request.
It is forbidden to make mistakes on the weekend of Aragon, Pecco Bagnaia’s goal is the fifth victory and the goal is within reach. It will not be necessary to think about the four consecutive victories collected in the last four races, or rather, they must only serve to acquire awareness in their own means. The MotorLand is a layout that is so popular with Ducati Desmosedici GPthis potential possibility must be exploited.
On this track Pecco Bagnaia took his first victory in MotoGP, starting a final ride that amazed everyone, beating the champion Marc Marquez in a hand-to-hand fight. “I also looked at the images of the helicopter to pick up something, I’m happy to be here“. Too bad it was late to be able to chase the top of the standings. This year the leadership is 30 points away, in his hands a bike decidedly superior to the others if driven in the right way, six more races to attempt the assault on Yamaha champion Fabio Quartararo.
Bagnaia between Quartararo, Marquez and Rossi
In the Aragon GP he will have to deal with a poorly adherent asphalt, but Pecco Bagnaia he doesn’t seem worried. “Misano is a separate case in terms of grip, we usually find ourselves on circuits like these where grip is lower. In 2022 there is a softer compound that maybe will help us find more grip. It will be essential to get off to a good start right away“, He told the microphones of Sky Sport MotoGP. “The important thing is to be competitive, certainly many Ducatis will be ahead, the level is a lot. Fabio is also very fast here“.
The real novelty of the Aragonese weekend is the return of Marc Marquez after the long stop of over three months. “I think Marc will take some time to understand the situation. From the next stage he will try to stay ahead, we’ll see. We know that we have great potential here and we need to exploit it“Added the Ducati factory team rider. If he wins at Aragon he could really start thinking about a final assault on the world title …
Also available is the evolution frame present here in Aragon after having tested it in MotoGP test in Misano. A clear sign that it seems to be a step forward to try to be faster in the corners. Will the advice from Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi prove useful once again? We will know at the end of the Sunday race, but Pecco Bagnaia confesses: “I asked Valentino Rossi to be my coach“.