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SBK, Bassani: “The Moto2 was a lion’s den, my father and I were eaten alive”

“I sometimes get angry on the bike. I curse. But I’m not struggling. My dad is the one who struggles and gets up every morning at 5 am to work at the construction site. Bautista? I’ll attack him, even if he’s a meter away.”

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He was one of the starts at Magny-Cours. Who are we talking about? Simple. Axel Bassani, our guest on our social media channel for our live Tuesday evening show. We touched on several issues with him, starting from his experience in the Moto2.

And the Motocorsa rider didn’t beat around the bush: “At seventeen, I didn’t know what was happening around me, and I didn’t have everything under control,” he recalled. “I arrived in the Moto2 with my father, and they ate us alive. They did it once, and we’re not going to let it happen twice.

Alex was also direct about his past. He’s straightforward, transparent, clear-cut but, above all, humble, to the point of, in some ways, feeling privileged for what he does. That’s why he tends to downplay his struggles at the beginning of the season:  “I sometimes get angry on the bike. I curse. But I certainly don’t struggle,he said. “My dad is the one who struggles and gets up every morning at five to go to the construction site.

During the Superbike at Magny-Cours, he captured most of the spotlight with two podiums. His last step now is a victory, and he confirms that he’ll attempt it, regardless of the fact that Alvaro Bautista is ahead of him: “I’ll pass him, even if he’s only a meter away,” he replied smiling. “I’ll try, one hundred percent.

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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