Things did not go as expected in a Ducati clan that undoubtedly achieved another victory in Japan and put two of their bikes on the podium. But the same factory also saw its title favorite hit the rug. And catch up with the great rival Fabio Quartararo, in this delicate period at the end of the season in which he must reduce it rather imperatively. When events turn into a fratricidal duel for victory, the exchange of places between Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini remains tolerable within the Ducati squad. But for positions in the lower part of the top 10, the joke is not much appreciated. Davide Tardozzi went to see the Gresini team in the middle of the Grand Prix. In the end, Bagnaia fell and Bastianini finished behind Quartararo, leaving a bitter taste in the Prosecco, which was sandblasted by Jack Miller…
The scene was taken stealthily, but it’s a david tardozzi both worried and upset that they went to take the temperature inside the team Gresinias long as i enter Bastianini Y bagnaia, we trade blow for blow. But it was for the gain of a mere ninth place, with fabio quartararo just ahead of the two drivers of the brand, one of whom is more at stake for the title than the other against the Frenchman.
We don’t know if we will talk about this moment again doing a debriefing within the clan Ducati. But “Beast” already has his version… About his cumshot he says: “ we had a good race. I was not able to take advantage of the soft rubber at the start that could have given us a little more. We stayed consistent at under 46 on the clock and scored some big points “. He adds : ” it was not easy to pass pecco, he braked very hard and in the last part of the race the tire performance dropped a bit and there wasn’t much to do. Too bad we started so far back “.
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what a move of @PeccoBagnaiawhile overtaking @Beast23 for P9!#GPJapanese 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/ue3z7arRpD
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Bastianinithat with the 7 points earned he approaches the world top3 now with 24 units, also specifies: “ I couldn’t make big overtakes, because staying behind my rivals increased the tire pressure and I couldn’t use my strong point, which was going into the corners. “. And repeat: I would say we had a good race. But then his duel to opposite face with bagnaia ? ” When I lost my spot to Pecco, I didn’t make a mistake. “. He also mentions: maybe there was a plan in the pits, but I didn’t get any messages “.
Enea Bastianini it ends in a way that speaks volumes about his conviction: I would say that they are important points, we invented many about Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaró » … Next meeting next weekend in Thailand.
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