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Di Giannatonio’s dream: child on a 996, rider on a Ducati MotoGP

“I’m on my dad’s bike in the photo. That’s when it all started. We’re continuing Fausto Gresini’s project. We want to make him proud.”

MotoGP: Di Giannatonio’s dream: child on a 996, rider on a Ducati MotoGP

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After the agreement between the Gresini and Ducati was announced, Fabio Di Giannantonio published an emblematic image on his social media profiles: he was a child, with his mother, on his father’s 996. “That photo well represents the power of dreams, mine and that of my family,”  the rider from Rome explained. “That photo is where it all started. I was little on my dad’s bike. A Ducati.

A sign of destiny, one could say. A beautiful story that will be fulfilled in a few months, when Diggia will be getting on the Desmosedici.

It’ll be fantastic to be in the MotoGP with the best riders in the world and with the bike of my dreams,” he said. “But first I want more podiums and victories in the Moto2 to arrive in the MotoGP as prepared as possible.”

At that moment, there’ll surely be a rider for Fausto, who put his trust in him last year by putting on paper his passage to the premier class in 2022.

In the first races of the year, there were a lot of emotions after what happened,”  recalling the death of his mentor. “We decided all together to continue together for our dream and Fausto’s: to be among the best in the Moto2 and then move on to the MotoGP. We want to make him proud.”

Next year, he’ll end up wih an old acquaintance at his side: Bastianini, with whom he had already shared the garage in the Gresini team at the time of the Moto3.

It’ll be fun to be together with Enea again. We’ve grown together, since the days of minibikes.

The only problem will be choosing the new number, because twenty-one is already taken by Morbidelli.

I could ask Franco to change his number, but I already know it won’t work,” Di Giannnatonio said jokingly. “The four  was my first number in 2016, but I also like thirty-two, because it’s the number my brother used when he was little, but it’s Savadori’s. I’m thinking about it.

Meanwhile, Quartararo wished Fabio good luck.                                                                             

Di Giannantonio’s riding style is very precise and sweet. That’s important  for the MotoGP,” the French  said. “I think it’ll do well. I also ended up in the same situation as he did. I had signed to move to the MotoGP at Sachsenring. The most important thing for him now is to stay focused on this season. He’ll have a lot of fun in the first MotoGP test, especially on the straight!

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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