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The Italian has been Ducati’s main mild to this point in 2022 on his GP21, having gained twice in Qatar and America and main the standings up till the Portimao spherical.
He stays the highest Ducati runner within the championship in third regardless of a tough run to eighth in final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, the place the GP22 lastly took its first win of the season after a tough begin to the marketing campaign, as Francesco Bagnaia fended off Fabio Quartararo.
Regardless of the 2022 Ducati now trying just like the main bundle of the Italian marque, Bastianini says he “has nothing to envy” within the manufacturing facility bundle at this second.
Requested by Motorsport.com in an unique interview how lengthy he thinks he can keep on his early season momentum on the GP21, Bastianini mentioned: “I do not know.
“Certainly the official bikes can have evolutions all through the championship, however for the second my bike has nothing to envy to the 2022, perhaps just a little agility due to the brand new fairing.
“However for the remaining they’re very related. Due to this fact, I do not really feel inferior to the officers.”
With Jack Miller set to lose his manufacturing facility Ducati team seat on the finish of the season – with the Australian partaking in talks with Honda about an LCR return – Bastianini and Pramac’s Jorge Martin are favourites to take his place.
Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP
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Whereas Bastianini notes that it’s his goal to get to the manufacturing facility crew, he’s targeted on the championship battle proper now and can get an official bike in 2023 no matter occurs.
“I am right here to attempt to win and attempt to get the most effective outcomes this 12 months,” he added. “When it comes to the long run, clearly, the aim is to make it to a manufacturing facility crew.
“It can rely on many elements, to begin with to get outcomes. For the second I am targeted on this championship.”
Requested if Ducati supplied him a Pramac seat as a substitute of the manufacturing facility crew what he would do, Bastianini mentioned: “Tough query. I feel all of it depends upon what Ducati desires to do, in spite of everything they’re those who resolve all the pieces.
“Subsequent 12 months I’ll have a totally official bundle, that is for positive, after which we’ll see wherein crew they need to put me or what they need to do.”