Last day of relaxation for the MotoGP riders. They’ll be returning to the Losail track tomorrow to make statements and officially start the 2021 World Championship. Enea Bastianini, at the start of his first season in the premier class, said he was enthusiastic while waiting to be able to get back on the track with his Ducati. The rider from Romagna will be back in action on Friday morning for the first free practice of the year.
“It’s still Wednesday,” Enea began, “but I’m about to get on the track. I can’t wait for Friday for the first free practice. I did some good tests and, in the end, it went well. I’d say that the last couple of days have improved quite a bit. I reduced the gap from the first, and it was even less difficult to ride. Now I’ll definitely have to take another step forward. The goal this Sunday is to have fun, learn as much as possible, and finish the race.”
Are you scared of the length and all the laps?
“Not scared, but it’ll be twenty-two tough laps.”
Strengths and weaknesses you’ve found?
“Among the strong points, I’d say that, among the things I got used to immediately, there’s braking. Instead, one thing I struggled more with was letting go of the brakes early compared to the two factory riders. There, I still have a lot of work to do. I have to understand the limit of the tires. I’ll have the opportunity to grow. Racing twice on the same track will be important.”
What about telemetry?
“There’s a lot of it here! There are a lot of sensors, a lot of electronics. Details make the difference, certainly more than in the Moto2.”