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Ducati spent latest races following Jack Miller’s choice to change to KTM for 2023 evaluating Pramac’s Martin and Gresini’s Bastianini to affix its manufacturing unit squad alongside Francesco Bagnaia subsequent yr.
Three-time winner Bastianini was ultimately chosen for the place, whereas Martin was signed to a brand new manufacturing unit deal to stay at Pramac for 2023.
However Martin doesn’t imagine the “struggle” the pair had been positioned in was useful for both because it detracted focus from their present seasons.
“I feel it’s not good for Enea or me, this struggle they created, the media and even lots of people had been considering,” Martin mentioned.
“I simply tried to make my good outcomes. I suffered a bit in the beginning of the season, then from Barcelona I began to be fairly constant and I did a podium there.
“So, I don’t assume it’s good for the riders as a result of it’s not straightforward and also you don’t carry out at your 100%.
“However, it’s what it’s, we all know that is sport and we simply attempt our greatest.”
Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing
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Martin added that he was “dissatisfied” after the choice was made, however mentioned Bastianini “deserved” the promotion as a result of his degree was “unbelievable”.
“Yeah, nicely for certain just a little bit dissatisfied after the choice, not as a result of they select Enea as a result of for certain he deserves it,” he mentioned.
“He received three races and his degree was unbelievable. I feel for certain each deserved it and the choice was troublesome for certain.
“However on the finish of the day I simply did all the things Ducati advised me, I simply did my finest.
“However anyway I signed a extremely nice contract and I’m tremendous joyful.
“I suppose Ducati will attempt to recuperate that funding with good outcomes, and I’ll attempt to make historical past with Pramac.
“It’s the one approach I could make historical past and attempt to win the championship subsequent yr for certain. I simply hope in that case if I’ve the prospect and I’m battling with Pecco or Enea they provide me the identical assist and I can struggle with the identical instruments.”
Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP
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Bastianini loses crew chief to KTM
Bastianini’s step as much as the manufacturing unit squad is not going to coincide with a return for his crew chief Alberto Giribuola, who was beforehand on the works Ducati squad with Andrea Dovizioso.
Motorsport.com has discovered Giribuola will take up a job coordinating the technical managers at KTM for 2023.
It’s understood that KTM can also be focusing on Miller’s present crew chief Cristhian Pupulin for subsequent yr too.
It’s not clear but as to who will change Giribuola as Bastianini’s crew chief subsequent yr.