Silverstone awaits Bagnaia and Bastianini. After summer vacation, the Ducati duo are facing four challenging months, with 12 Grand Prixs scheduled to take them to the grand finale in Valencia. Pecco is starting again the best possible way, as leader of the World Championship (he has 35 points ahead of Martin), on a track that he likes, and where he won last year.
The World Champion was able to rest, but also keep in shape, during the break.
"It was a nice summer break. I was able to rest, but also to dedicate myself to my training program, and I had a lot of fun on the track, on several occasions, with the Panigale V4S along with the other Ducati riders," Bagnaia stated. "Now it's time to start again, and I'm happy about it. Last year, at Silverstone, I scored one of the greatest victories of my career, on a weekend that hadn't started well. The goal this year will be to quickly start on the right foot and, above all, try to bring home other important points for the overall standings."
For Bastianini, the situation is very different than his teammate, because his shoulder injury in the first race in Portimão affected his entire first part of the season. Now that he’s back in shape, the rider from Rimini is ready to show what he’s worth.
"I’m happy to finally get back on track," Enea said. "I rested during these five weeks, but I also worked hard to try to be ready for this second part of the season. Silverstone is one of my favorite tracks, so my goal will definitely be to get a good result and especially to be able to fight for the podium again. It won’t be easy, and the weather is always an unpredictable factor in England, but we’ll do our best, as always."