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MotoGP, Bastianini: "Portimão is an enjoyable track, the important thing is to have fun"

Enea will arrive in Europe as the leader of the World Championship. Di Giannantonio aims at advancing: "We’re not getting results, but I'm learning a lot."

MotoGP: Bastianini: "Portimão is an enjoyable track, the important thing is to have fun"

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After a weekend break, the MotoGP paddock prepares for a double race on the Iberian Peninsula. This Sunday, the riders will be racing on the Portimão circuit in Portugal and then Jerez in Spain.

After his win on the Austin Grand Prix, Enea Bastianini will begin in Europe at the head of the championship, with the aim of staying at the top for a long time. It won't be easy but, on the Algarve circuit, in the second to last race last year, the Beast was really impressive, moving from a 16th place on the line-up to 9th.

"Portimão is a great track, really technical, with lots of ups and downs. Let's say ... really enjoyable!” was the Gresin team rider’s description. “We’re coming from a definitely very good race in Austin where we were able to be fast all weekend, and then the final victory was the icing on the cake. All we have to do is stay focused, work in sync, like we’ve been doing so far, and have fun, which is the main thing."

The Spanish GP will follow.

"Instead, as for Jerez, it's a track where I’m sure many will be fast, because we’ve already tested there, and the gaps will be even smaller,” Enea said. “But it’s another track that I like and where we can do well, so we will see."

On the other end of the garage, Fabio Di Giannantonio will have to continue his apprenticeship in the top class, with the aim of getting his first points.

Portimão is a fantastic track but, at the same time, very challenging. A bit like Austin, let’s say. We have a good foundation, and we brought some positive sensations from America that we’ll need in Europe," Enea said. At the beginning of the season, even if we don’t have results, we’ve learned a lot. I also worked hard at home to be even more prepared, and I’m curious to see how I do in Portugal. Then we'll go to Jerez, which is another track I love and where I know I can be fast. It would be nice to follow in the footsteps of last season, but I know I only have to work on my growth, session after session."

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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