In the second half of MotoGP 2021, Bastianini caught the attention of fans with the improvement he showed in every race.
Bastianini managed to make a surprise at the San Marino Grand Prix when he managed to reach the podium by passing several big drivers.
He repeated this at the Emilia Romagna GP which was also held at the Misano Circuit, where he overtook Fabio Quartararo to deny him the world title celebration on the podium.
What is shown Beast impressed many people, including Bagnaia who took a long time to be able to perform quickly on the Desmosedici GP.
Moreover, Bastianini uses a motorbike two years older, while Bagnaia always gets a factory team motorbike.
“I started with hybrid, 2018 bike with some older parts, the difference with 2020 bike is very big, but I never rode a 2019 bike,” said Bagnaia as reported by Reuters. Speedweek.
“But, I think the biggest difference is in the bike. Enea, on the other hand, was very competitive and very fast in her first year.
“He can do certain things with this bike when I need more time.
“In the end, everyone needs time. Enea is very good in 2021 and I’m sure it will continue to stay strong on the new bike, because it’s a very good bike, fast, consistent, with really good performances.”
This year, Enea Bastianini will use the Desmosedici GP21 after Ducati confirmed that only five factory team bikes were issued for economic reasons.
However, there is no big difference between the GP21 and the GP22 because they still use the same base and Bastianini can also use new materials on his motorbike.
Two rookie Ducati, Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio Di Giannantonio will also use the GP21, of which there will be eight Ducati bikes on board. grid in the 2022 season.
“Eight bikes is certainly not an easy job for Ducati, two additional bikes may seem like a small thing at first glance, but it’s actually more than that,” said Bagnaia.
“But I am sure that they will manage the situation well. It also means more data for us and there are more drivers who will ask about things. So I believe it will be good for us.”
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team
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