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MotoGP, Bagnaia: “Casey Stoner wrote to me after the first races with Ducati”

VIDEO - A behind-the-scenes story about Pecco Bagnaia’s first day as an official Ducati rider. Pecco's visit to museum, production line, and a chat with Davide Tardozzi and Claudio Domenicali.

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Pecco Bagnaia’s first day as an official Ducati rider was very important, and the Borgo Panigale constructor decided to document it with a video. The rider, who will attempt to bring the title back to Borgo Panigale along with Jack Miller, visited the Ducati Museum, the production line, and stopped for a long talk with Claudio Domenicali and Davide Tardozzi to partake in their "red" day.

When Tardozzi and Bagnaia came upon Casey Stoner’s suit, Pecco revealed a slight detail:

He’s tiny. He looks short in his suit. He wrote to me this year, especially after the first races of the year.”

The words Domenicali had for his new protégé were also very nice.

I’ll tell you one thing. On one hand, you now have the responsibility of being on the official team. We’re Ducati, we have a responsibility to do well. But, on the other, you also have the support of people who love you.

Tardozzi replied to this.

Pecco is already more mature than his twenty-four years, so the fact that he’s already won a world championship and that, last year, he did great things and even hit rock bottom with the accident, means that he faced the greatest difficulties for a rider. I told him the hard thing is staying focused for ten months a year. Waking up every morning, wanting to achieve that result. Then going to bed in the evening, always thinking about that result. That’s the hardest thing.”

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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