“I won cleanly”

Fourth victory of the season for Enea Bastianini who gives nothing to Pecco Bagnaia: after Aragon will it be time for team orders?

Enea Bastianini (Ansa)
Enea Bastianini – Motori.News

Enea Bastianini superstar al MotorLand of Aragon, a circuit where he had already reached the podium five times in the lower classes. All he was missing was the victory and he hit it, two weeks after the missed success at Misano, when he tried it in the final braking before the finish line, reaching 34 thousandths of a second behind Pecco Bagnaia.

Same script in Aragon, but this time the ending changes. The Gresini Racing team driver first loses a position at the start, remains glued to the head of the group, overtakes first Brad Binder and then Jack Miller, gets into Pecco Bagnaia’s exhausts and after a few laps manages to overtake him. Enea Bastianini however, he is a bit at the limit in certain sectors and must put the leadership back, while remaining attached to the factory Red. The assault is only postponed …

Bastianini drops the poker of victories

Pecco Bagnaia (LaPresse)
Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

On the last lap there are less than two tenths of a distance between the two compatriots and brand mates, at turn 6 he inserts the front in front of the Desmosedici GP di Bagnaia and this time he manages to defend the primacy up to the checkered flag, earning his fourth victory in this 2022 season. He takes advantage of Fabio Quartararo’s fall to reach -48 from the top of the standings and keeps his hopes alive when there are five races left. in the end.

Enea and Pecco still gave a show without sparing themselves, beyond those who felt that there could be team orders in the pits Ducati. Of course, the leaders of Borgo Panigale would have preferred the victory of the Piedmontese driver, who sees him lose 5 precious points for the classification. But nobody forbids anyone to win: “It was very difficult, Pecco was very fast and made no mistakes – explains Bastianini to Sky Sport MotoGP -. On the last lap I managed to stick with him more than in Misano. At 6 I said to myself ‘I’ll throw myself in’, I entered decisively and I won the race“.

It matters little to have stolen precious points from his next box mate, Enea wants to play it evenly until mathematics condemns him to postpone the dream world champion to next year. “Here I was able to do what I did not at Misano“, Concluded the ‘Beast’. “The important thing was to win cleanly. Pecco is fighting for the title, but I also play it far away“. In less than a week the premier class is back on stage a Motegiin Japan, and it will be a big question mark for everyone after a three-year absence.

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