The latest MotoGP races have shown in particular a fight between Fabio Quartararo and the Ducati army. In particular the Austrian GP, with the reigning champion always very present among the riders in red, often and willingly in the group in the high areas of the standings. The Yamaha ace is aiming for a world second by himself, Pecco Bagnaia must recover, but there is also talk of possible team games in Ducati. Johann Zarco, Enea Bastianini And Jorge Martin, fresh from the agreements for 2023, were very clear. If victory is at stake, there is no tactic that holds.
Zarco: “Dall’Igna said that …”
The two-time Moto2 expert will continue in Pramac Racing. “It was just a matter of time” he precised. He then underlines the excellent relationship with everyone, even with the Ducati top management. “I’m old enough to joke with them. Like when they were undecided between an Italian and a Spanish for the factory team and I proposed the French in the middle. However, they explained to me that they prefer to focus on young people who will have another 10 years in MotoGP, I won’t have so much time ahead … “ He is also the first to comment on the issue of team games. “Dall’Igna said that if there is an opportunity to win, this opportunity must not be taken away from the riders. So try it with intelligence. If you need to help Pecco maybe get to the podium then it makes sense to let him go, but if you can win then you have to try. A win is good for the drivers. “ For him it would be the much desired first success in MotoGP, something that continues to elude him.
Bastianini: “We are here to win”
The # 23 of the Gresini home this year has three wins in his pocket. And he has no intention of stopping at that number. He basically aligns himself with the experienced French colleague on possible team games. “It will be important to help Pecco win the title, but it is also important for me to win races, that’s why we are here” in fact, Bastianini pointed out. From next year he will be one of the Ducati Team’s reference riders. Motivation skyrocketing, knowing full well that there will be a lot more pressure to manage. “I know well that it was not easy for Ducati, Jorge is also very strong. But I’m happy to be Pecco’s box mate, he’s my friend and we ride pocket bikes together. For the first time we will be on the same team, I can learn a lot from him as well as him from me. “ Bastianini then underlines one of his ‘defects’ to be corrected. “I wasn’t consistent in the first part of the season. I will have to become one if I want to think about the title in the future. “
Martin: “Enea deserved the place”
The third Ducatista present at the press conference does not think otherwise. Like his box mate and the ‘rival’ for the factory team seat, he too is aiming for the maximum possible result in the race. “We all want to win” in fact stated. “I already did it last year and I want to try to repeat myself.” Except in some cases: “If we’re fighting for a 5th-6th position, then it doesn’t make sense.” As confirmed in these days, he will remain with Pramac Ducati again next year. The end of one “Media war”as he called it, he didn’t like it, but other than that he’s loaded for 2023. “Of course I was a little sorry for the decision” He admitted. “But nothing to say about Aeneas who deserved it. But I have a contract and I have to think about repaying Ducati’s trust, I know I still have a lot to prove. it would be nice to make history and aim for the title next year, fighting with Pecco and Enea. “
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