After their last dismal weekend, the Team Gresini riders will get the chance (at least on paper) to make amends to their performance in Barcelona. The two Italian Ducati riders both scored a zero in Catalonia. If, on one hand, Di Giannantonio is progressing, proving to be fast especially during the flying lap, on the other, Bastianini – who’s the only rider with three wins in 2022 – fell twice in just as many races, right when he seemed ready to take flight.
Now the Sachsenring awaits them, and Enea is confident, aware of his potential on the upcoming circuits: "I wasn’t as fast as I would’ve liked to have been in Germany last year. We’re coming from a difficult weekend, so we really want to improve and find that feeling with the front that would help us get back ahead of everyone. It’s not one of my favorite circuits, but it’s a unique track on which, if we’re okay with the bike, we could have fun. Instead, Assen is definitely one of my favorite tracks. Very difficult and very technical. I suffered last year, but I’m more prepared this year. It’ll be tough."
Fabio also has the chance to do well on the circuits in northern Europe where, in the past, he proved he was competitive in the lesser classes: "The goal of the next two races will always be the same. To progress compared to last time. I like Germany a lot. I've always been fast and, in addition, you only lean left there, and I only know how to lean left,” he said jokingly. “It's an advantage. I also like Assen. In the Moto2 and Moto3, I've always had good sensations, so I don’t see any impediment to continue improving the work we’re doing."
The next two races will allow them to start their summer break, and the second half of the championship, in the best way possible.