Second place in the championship is already safe and sound, as is Ducati's constructors' title, but Pecco Bagnaia's work is not finished yet. The title reserved for the MotoGP teams still remains to be won, but above all the Italian rider wants to end the year in the best possible way. Also because the Valencia track has never been one of his best and he wants to bust his jinx there.
His best result at Ricardo Tormo was a fourth place in Moto2 in 2017, while in MotoGP he has never gone any higher than eleventh place. Bagnaia, however, now seems to have moved on from past results and is looking forward to putting himself to the test in the last Grand Prix of the season.
"After the weekend in Portimão, I feel really charged up for the last race of the season – he declared – In the last GP in Portugal, everything was perfect. Since Friday, we had been fast, and we hadn't had to make any particular set-up changes to the bike, so I hope the same will happen here in Valencia. This is a track I like a lot, and in 2020, I was back to having positive sensations on my Desmosedici after two difficult GPs in Aragon. This year, we arrive in Valencia at a particular moment, where everything is going really well, and my feeling with the bike is very good. I'm ready to fight for the win again and try to take the team title after winning the constructors' title last week".
Miller is also energized after returning to the podium in Portugal and can give a hand for the team title.
"To be back on the podium at Portimão was really good, and now the goal is to finish the season fighting for another good result at Valencia – is Jack’s goal – I am really excited to be racing here again this weekend. It's a really fun track and probably one of my favourites on the calendar. The characteristics of the Ducati are well suited to this track, and last year I came very close to winning, so I'll try again this year. After the constructors' title, we have a chance to win the team title here, so I'll do everything I can to help my team reach that goal too!"