MotoGP, Ducati wins the 2022 Constructors’ World Championship: now it’s up to Bagnaia

Pecco Bagnaia mocked by Enea Bastianini in the final of the Aragon race, but reopens the race for the MotoGP world title.

Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini – Motori.News

Fabio Quartararo’s crash on the first lap made Aragon’s day at Ducati glorious. Not only the Emilian company has secured the World Constructors for the third consecutive season and well in advance, but allows the pursuers to recover near the top and reopen the world championship. Pecco Bagnaia, after the second place, is only 10 points behind the Yamaha champion, when there are five races to go.

Next round a Motegi in less than a week, in the next few hours the whole caravan will have to move to Japan and it will not be a very simple logistical process. Friday will only count for a free practice session and it starts from a blank sheet, since on the eastern circuit no data is collected from the 2019 season. The eastern tour will be decisive for Pecco Bagnaia and the other contenders in the World Championship, from now on the gap in the standings is now cleared.

Pecco Bagnaia one step away from the summit

Enea Bastianini and Pecco Bagnaia (Ansa)
Enea Bastianini and Pecco Bagnaia – Motori.News

Too bad we lost five precious points on the last lap, when Enea Bastianini he overtook it at turn 7, when there were only a few kilometers to go until the end of the race. But he recovers 20 of them Fabio Quartararo, author of an accident on the first lap. Once again, between Pecco and Enea, a great challenge has arisen that gives us a foretaste of the 2023 season, when they will be team mates in the factory.

Same script as the Misano GP, but this time the final outcome is different. “I tried to stay close to him to take advantage of any slightest mistake he made, but the possibility of getting in front of me was difficult, as it was at Misano for Enea. I tried the last corner but couldn’t get over it“, Explained the Piedmontese rider to Sky Sport MotoGP. Nothing was possible against the advance of the compatriot, who never gave up from the first lap, until the final attack on the 23rd lap. “Winning is the most important thing, but today Aeneas had more and it is right that it went like this“.

The duel between Bagnaia and Bastianini could be a constant in this championship final. At stake is honor and title. “I am happy with my performance, I really gave everything. Surely on the last lap I didn’t feel like throwing myself back in at all costs. It was much easier to fall than to bring home the result. I was hoping for a little mistake from her, but it was incredible – he concluded Pecco Bagnaia – . Right that it ended up like this“.

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