Bagnaia gained 4 races in 2021 and completed runner-up within the standings to Fabio Quartararo, lacking the championship by 26 factors, in a breakout marketing campaign for the manufacturing unit Ducati rider.
The Italian obtained the primary win of his MotoGP profession on the Aragon Grand Prix final September when he battled laborious with six-time world champion Marc Marquez.
Talking in Autosport’s Tank Slappers podcast, Bagnaia says this was the spotlight of his 2021 season – whereas additionally revealing that it was from this second the place he actually began to get pleasure from each side of a race weekend.
“For me the win in Aragon was the unbelievable one,” Bagnaia stated. “First win, an unbelievable battle with Marc. I loved quite a bit all of the weekend.
“From that second I began to get pleasure from it quite a bit; each session and each weekend I did within the final a part of the season.
“So, I feel I’ve to work on that to be all the time concentrated and to get pleasure from it each time. And I feel it was the key of Vale, to get pleasure from it each time he was using.
“So, for certain Aragon has began one thing in my thoughts, and likewise one thing in my profession. I feel I’ve to work on it and be all the time like that.”
Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT, Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing, Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Crew
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9-time motorbike grand prix world champion Rossi referred to as time on his illustrious MotoGP profession on the finish of the 2021 season.
However he’ll retain a presence within the paddock in 2022 by his VR46 group and his VR46 Academy riders – of which Bagnaia is one.
Anticipated to be a title contender from the off in 2022, Bagnaia expects Rossi “will probably be very near me” on this occasion – however hasn’t requested any further assist from Rossi, who is about to embark on a profession in GT racing.
“I feel in that state of affairs he will probably be very near me, or near the rider that can want Vale’s assist,” Bagnaia stated when requested if he would ask for assist from Rossi ought to he be able to win the championship.
“So, he is our mentor and can assist us for certain. Won’t be simple as a result of he’ll be on his new work with the automobiles, however for us he will probably be with us each time.”