At Motegi Pecco Bagnaia has the opportunity to take the leadership of the World Championship or to get even closer to the leader Fabio Quartararo at +10.
Pecco Bagnaia is the spearhead of Ducati, the rider on whom to concentrate every effort in this season finale. It could be a 2022 to be framed for the Italian team that has already collected the Constructors ‘World Championship and sees the drivers’ title on the horizon. Four victories and a second place in Aragon in the last five stages of the championship, Pecco arrives like a river in flood and puts pressure on the champion Fabio Quartararo.
At Motegi we start from scratch, carte blanche, there are no recent data on which to start working. Ducati loses a small advantage and awaits the first free practice session to forge the Desmosedici GP22 in the best possible way in view of a fundamental weekend for the race for the world scepter. “I am very happy to be here as it is one of my favorite places“, Declared Pecco Bagnaia on Thursday of the press conference in Motegi. “I think things can go very well for us this year because the track suits our bike well“.
Pecco Bagnaia one step away from the MotoGP title
The Piedmontese driver is very excited, as he licked his wounds for the four zeros collected in the first part of the World Championship until the summer break. Now that the leader Fabio Quartararo is also starting to lose hits, good luck is starting to push him upwards. “We have the bike to beat, it is almost certainly the best one at the moment. But we have already seen in Austria that Fabio was faster than us, even though we were starting as favorites. So it will be important to make the right decisions“.
Eyes on tropical weather and tire strategy, one wrong strategy could blow up an entire season. In case of rain the advantage of Pecco Bagnaia could be reduced: “I’m not the fastest in the wet. It would be important to do some wet tests before starting the race. This way we can better understand the conditions“, Emphasized Bagnaia.
After the Aragon race, a discussion began on possible team orders and on the 5 points obtained by his teammate Enea Bastianini. Pecco does not want to hear about aid: “I don’t need help to be up front. I prefer to win on the track, nobody has to let me pass“, The Turin driver clarified. “I am not involved in these discussions, I have told Ducati that they should let me do what I want. I will run, I want to be in front and I am trying to win. So I did in Misano and Aragon“.