After two tough campaigns in 2019 and 2020 on the Pramac Ducati, Bagnaia loved a breakout 2021 season as a manufacturing unit staff Ducati rider.
Profitable 4 races, Bagnaia was an element within the championship battle till the latter phases of the marketing campaign – however solely ended up 26 factors adrift of world champion Fabio Quartararo in second within the standings.
Bagnaia was simply certainly one of a number of riders to star for Ducati in 2021, with team-mate Jack Miller successful twice, Pramac rookie Jorge Martin taking a sensational win on the Styrian Grand Prix, whereas Avintia debutant Enea Bastianini managed two podiums on his 2019 bike.
When requested who stunned him probably the most this season, Dall’Igna mentioned: “All the fellows did an amazing job, that is apparent.
“Martin scored pole in his second MotoGP race, which may be very tough to do.
“He received a race in his first season, that is not straightforward. However Pecco did an amazing job as effectively, particularly within the second a part of the season, he was the very best.
“He received 4 of the final six races, which ought to have been 5 if he hadn’t crashed in Misano.
“He was on the rostrum in Austin. To be trustworthy, Pecco is a rider who retains bettering yearly and if you count on him to actually attain his degree, he takes one other step.
“I do not know who stunned me probably the most. Even Enea, he did not have the official bike.
“He had to make use of a GP19 as a result of we could not do the rest, even with that bike he was good at sure moments like in Misano.
“What is particularly spectacular is that he’s very aggressive within the final a part of the race – typically as sturdy because the winner of the race.
“He wants to enhance on Friday and Saturday, but when he can begin additional up entrance I feel he will be a part of the sport.”
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Group
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Earlier this 12 months Ducati introduced it will be the only bike provider for the all-electric MotoE World Cup, taking up from Energica from 2023.
Commenting on this new enterprise for Ducati, Dall’Igna says there are “many issues which can be attention-grabbing from an engineer’s viewpoint” and is “glad” he can work on it.
“It is new for us, however we now have to make it possible for with Ducati Corse we deliver an excellent bike to the monitor,” Dall’Igna mentioned.
“I feel the electrical bike is a pleasant problem for an engineer, you possibly can develop one thing in a totally completely different manner.
“How are you going to get energy from the battery, how are you going to recharge it?
“There are a lot of issues which can be very attention-grabbing from an engineer’s viewpoint, I actually look ahead to that problem.
“I am glad I get to work on that, I would somewhat begin instantly.”