A closure with a bang. Enea Bastianini it was the best of this first day of free practice for the Misano GP, 14th round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. On the Marco Simoncelli dedicated track, the Romagna rider was able to interpret the moment of the time-attack beautifully, taking off the whim of preceding the official Ducati of his future teammate, Francesco Bagnaia. Four Reds in front, followed in fifth position by the championship leader, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha).
“I am happy to be in front for only being Friday. We are improving our approach from this point of view. Did Bagnaia and I help each other on the last lap? Certainly having a reference like him was very useful in finding the limit“, Commented Bastianini to Sky Sport microphones.
A very sweet approach for Aeneasgiven the announcement by Ducati of his engagement in the works team alongside Pecco, but the news of the farewell to the Borgo Panigale team of his crew chief, Alberto Giribuola, is something that touched him deeply: “It was a blow because I didn’t expect it, but I accepted it. These are professional choices and I am convinced that Ducati will be able to provide me with a very competent person“, Declared the Romagna.
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Bastianini then spoke about his complicated moment after a dazzling start this year: “I wasn’t bothered too much by the market chatter, it was more of a technical reason. Probably I was expecting everything too quickly, I decided to take a different approach in this second part of the season and I must say that today I am very satisfied“.CopyAMP code
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