Francesco and Francesco, Bagnaia and Guidotti, respectively Pramac's rider and team manager, have been answering questions from fans on Instagram.
In this period of non-activity, there is still some good news for Pecco…
"From Wednesday we will be able to go back to training on a motorbike and it is a great relief, I can't wait - he said - To go to the gym, however, we will have to wait some more."
The important thing is to start again and Bagnaia is looking forward to getting back on his Desmosedici.
"The first time I tried the Ducati was 2016, it was the one from the Aspar team, but I didn’t enjoy it very much - he remembered the prize for his victories in Moto3 - While in 2018, when I rode it at Valencia, it was one of the most beautiful moments in my career. I remember the thrill of giving full throttle for the first time and I think I will feel it again when we start up, because I haven't been on the MotoGP bike for a long time. "
Pecco also revealed his wish: to race in endurance, and not just in any endurance race…
"I would like to participate in the Suzuka 8 Hours and I think Jack Miller would like it too - he said - We could ask Ducati for a bike, it is one of those things to do once in a lifetime".
Bagnaia also retraced his career by choosing the two best moments…
“Certainly the World Championship victory in Moto2, because I made a dream come true, it was a magical moment and I put it in first place – were his words - Then, next to it, the one in which I signed the contract with Ducati and Pramac. We had been in contact for a while and I signed without having won yet in Moto2, then three weeks later I managed to do it in Qatar. "
The rider from Piedmont then described how things work in the box…
“A friendly relationship is created between the rider and the team manager; he is the point of reference in the garage and is always on the rider’s side. If a good bond is created this can help you win because you trust him blindly," he explained.
"The team manager must always protect the rider, even when he is not right" confirmed with a smile Francesco Guidotti who then spoke of the possibility of Pecco to join the factory team.
"It is part of the project - he said - The first step is to do well in Pramac, but the ultimate goal is to ferry the driver into the factory team, it would not be a real goodbye. It would be just a great pleasure; it would mean that we have all done a good job. I saw what happened with Iannone and Petrucci, the relationships become even closer, because we have achieved together a goal that we had set ourselves. I would be happy to live that moment”.
How would Guidotti describe Bagnaia?
“Pecco is a hard worker. There are also moments of fooling around in the garage, but he is always at work ".
Finally, the manager spoke about the difficulties of dealing with a compact calendar at the start.
“Having races one after another will surely be a problem, the calendar will be turned upside down, but I'm sure we can organize ourselves in the best way and get on the track in total safety. It will be difficult and different, but even in normal circumstances there are always many unexpected things to manage, we are used to being elastic," he underlined.