This year, Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller teamed up to help Ducati win the teams and constructors’ titles for the second year in a row.
Pecco, as Bagnaia is called, also had a chance to get the drivers’ world title, until finally lost when he fell at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix while in the lead. race.
Even so, Luigi Dall’Igna said he was satisfied with Bagnaia’s overall performance throughout this season.
Moreover, how the 24-year-old racer communicates with the team and his efforts to improve his abilities above the Desmosedici GP.
“In my eyes, Pecco is extraordinary. Not only his improvement this year, but also the previous season,” said Dall’Igna as reported by Speedweek.
“Every time you think he has reached a very high level, he is still taking a step forward. I am very happy and proud of the progress he has made as a racer.
“But I prefer how he treats people, the way he creates a good atmosphere around him.
“To me, he is a true leader.”
Seeing the improvements made by Francesco Bagnaia throughout this year, Luigi Dall’Igna does not want to speculate that the Turin, Italian-born racer will experience an increase again next season.
However, the man who is familiarly called Gigi denied that Bagnaia’s progress was due to being promoted to the factory team.
“To be honest, Pecco was also able to improve significantly in quality in the previous year compared to the past,” he said.
“He’s very, very fast on some tracks. Just think what happened after Brno (Czech GP). He was working to secure a place in the factory team when he had an accident which ruled him out of two races.
“It happened at a time when we had to make a decision about the choice of the factory team drivers for the 2021 season.
“We don’t know what to do. But when he came back, he immediately returned to his best form.
“He showed two great races at Misano. It shows that he is really strong mentally.”
Francesco Bagnaia is the favorite to become the 2022 MotoGP world champion after showing an impressive performance in the second half of the 2021 season.
Marc Marquez’s uncertain condition is also the biggest opportunity for Bagnaia to realize his dream next year.
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team
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