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Ducati MotoGP “DNA is unimaginable” for Gresini’s Bastianini

Coming into his second season within the premier class, Bastianini has switched from the defunct Avintia squad to Gresini Racing because it returns to being a real unbiased outfit following seven years as Aprilia’s manufacturing facility entrant.

Bastianini – who started his grand prix profession with Gresini Racing in 2014 in Moto3 – scored two podiums with Avintia in his rookie marketing campaign final 12 months, claiming third in each the San Marino and Emilia Romagna Grands Prix.

The Italian will proceed to journey a Ducati in 2022, however will pilot a 2021 factory-spec Desmosedici as an alternative of the 2019 bike he rode final season.

Having examined the bike already in November at Jerez, Motorsport.com requested Bastianini throughout Gresini’s launch event on Saturday what the principle variations are between the GP19 and GP21.

“I’ve tried this bike solely on one observe for the second in Jerez, however after I rode it for the primary time, I may see it was simpler and [I was] extra relaxed through the session,” he mentioned.

“Additionally, while you push, you are able to do some errors and on the finish to not lose a number of time and that is necessary, but additionally after I tried this I may see additionally [I could push] extra on the braking, I can brake extra late in comparison with the ’19 bike, but additionally [with] much less motion.

“For qualifying, that is unbelievable.”

Bike of Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing

Bike of Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing

Picture by: Gresini Racing

He additionally famous that the 2021 Ducati had higher nook pace, including: “Once I tried the ’21 bike for the primary time, from the beginning my feeling was higher after I was driving the bike.

“Ducati, the DNA of the Ducati, is unimaginable for me.

“Additionally, in the midst of the nook you are able to do extra pace and that is necessary for the race, for saving the tyres, however I believe this isn’t my greatest drawback through the race.”

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After his double podium in his rookie season, Bastianini admits “expectations for this season are excessive”, however pinpointed his “catastrophe” qualifying as an space he wants to enhance having began inside the highest 12 simply as soon as in 2021.

“The expectations for this season are excessive as a result of final 12 months, particularly over the past a part of the season, we did two podiums and I believed I may very well be aggressive in MotoGP,” he mentioned.

“For this 12 months, I’ve to enhance, as a result of final 12 months I learnt quite a bit from the class and now I’ve to be extra constant through the season.

“Additionally, throughout qualifying, as a result of all my qualifying final 12 months was a catastrophe, however now with this bike for me might be simpler to do quicker laps in qualy.”

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