A few days after his terrible incident in Barcelona, Pecco Bagnaia is ready to get back on track at Misano. Although the tests have shown no fractures, the knocks taken by the Ducati rider were many, the most painful in the coccyx area. With just days to try and get back into shape, the world champion doesn't want to leave any stone unturned.
Clearly, the final word will be down to the doctors of the circuit, who will visit him on Thursday morning to give him the definitive go-ahead.
Bagnaia will be the only rider of the factory Ducati team in his home Grand Prix. Enea Bastianini, who was operated on his hand and ankle on Monday, will be forced to miss not only this round, but also those in India and Japan. The Rimini rider will not be replaced at Misano, Michele Pirro will race but as a wild card for the Aruba team.
"On Sunday night, I went back home with the team, and after getting some rest, I immediately started preparing to be ready to return to the track in Misano – explained Pecco Bagnaia – On Thursday, I will undergo the medical checkup at the circuit, and if, as I hope, the doctors give me the OK, I will be able to get on track on Friday for the first practice of my home Grand Prix. The San Marino GP is always a special event for us Italian riders and especially for us Ducati riders. I will do my best to be able to race on Saturday and Sunday."