MotoGP, Bagnaia hopes for chassis improvements on GP21 to help warm up the front tyre earlier

“I hope the new Ducati is like the current one, which is a fast bike and works well. I expect an evolution of the chassis to help warm up the tyres earlier. Aragon could be a great weekend for me"  


Present and future. Five more races and then it will already be time to think about 2021. Pecco Bagnaia is fully aware of this, as he will be a Ducati factory rider next season. The rider from Piedmont in northern Italy is therefore starting to become curious about the GP21, the bike that the manufacturer will field next season.

On this matter, Michele Pirro will be taking part in a test next week at Valencia, the last of this calendar year.

“I hope the new Ducati is similar to the current one, since it is a bike that works well and is fast - commented the Pramac team man - with the GP20 I am able to enter the corners fast and at the same time to lap well. So, I think a big step forward has been made compared to the previous version, so much so that it has gone in my direction. It is difficult to say what to expect, given the many limitations present, but I would like to continue along the path already marked out”.

For his part, therefore, he can’t wait...

"It will be necessary to make the right choices, even though I imagine that there will be an evolution of the chassis to help warm up the front tyre earlier, since at the moment it is still our limit"

The focus then shifted to Aragon…

“In recent days we have found wind, even though it is not expected for Sunday. Apart from that I have to say that I like the track and I think it can adapt well to the qualities of the Ducati, given that our bike has been strong in the past. We will therefore see how we will go starting from FP1, since it will be important to be fast right away. As I said, I like the track, the bike works well, and this could be a great weekend for us”.

At MotorLand the Rossa is therefore expected to use the power of its engine on the two straights...

 “At Misano we made a difference with the engine and I think it can emerge even more on this occasion. We will have to see what happens”.

His last comment was about last Sunday's round at Le Mans…

“Le Mans was a critical GP, and no one imagined such a big drop in the tyre. When I turned the throttle, I couldn't push as I wanted. This is something I need to focus on for the next races, perhaps even changing the mapping”.



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