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Ducati, what a begin! Can you actually dream massive now?


First four GPs and at all times no less than one rider on the rostrum, with a double at Jerez. Ducati has positively acquired off to an amazing begin in 2021, and it definitely does not need to cease there.

The lengthy historical past of the World Championship is filled with Italian successes, each with a superb variety of riders and with varied producers. The present premier class, which grew to become MotoGP since 2002, tells us that there’s at all times an Italian producer dedicated to giving the Japanese giants a tough time. Let’s speak about Ducati, the one one able to interrupting what in any other case would have been a transparent Honda and Yamaha dominance (his story right here). Trying extra carefully at present occasions, the pink from Borgo Panigale competed in four noteworthy GPs, on very totally different circuits and at all times with no less than one driver on the rostrum.

To refresh our reminiscence: in Qatar pole place for Bagnaia, velocity report for Zarco, then each on the rostrum within the race. In Doha seven days later the Pramac duo shines, with pole from Martín, to complete with the double podium of Zarco and the Spanish rookie. In Portimao nice second place in comeback by Bagnaia, who nonetheless brings the pink one on the rostrum. To complete exactly with Jerez, which sees Ducati’s first seasonal triumph because of Miller, a double with the second box-mate and the brand new world chief. 4 Grands Prix which have skyrocketed the morale of the boys in pink.

Recall that they’ve just one drivers’ title of their pockets with an connected constructors title because of Casey Stoner within the superb 2007. The second crown for the manufacturing facility got here final yr. For a while now, nobody has been hiding that the aim is to deliver the riders title again to Ducati that has been lacking for nicely over a decade. Now we have come shut with Dovizioso, now the main focus is strongly totally on the brand new pink arrows Pecco Bagnaia and Jack Miller. After all with out forgetting the Pramac duo, an more and more assured Johann Zarco and the promising rookie Jorge Martín (when he’ll recuperate from his newest accidents).

The victory of Jack Miller and the management of Francesco Bagnaia within the Spanish stage are definitely an amazing blow for the manufacturing facility crew. It’s permissible to dream, however sparsely, because the season has simply begun. “Jerez is at all times a tricky circuit for us, to be first and second … It was a very good check” had underlined Gigi Dall’Igna on the finish of the Spanish GP. Phrases echoed by these of his pilots. “An additional motivation in the direction of different circuits the place our bike will do higher” remarked the brand new world chief. Beginning with Le Mans, the place simply final yr with Petrucci got here the primary MotoGP victory in pink on the French observe.

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