Pecco Bagnaia took advantage of the ten-day break to forget about his physical problems after the terrible accident in Barcelona. The world champion defended himself excellently in Misano, taking home two third places and limiting the damage. Martin, however, took advantage of the leader’s difficulties and rose to 36 points from the top.
The gap has shortened (less than the 37 points up for grabs in a GP between sprint and race), and this weekend will be the start a series of Grand Prixs that will leave you breathless: 8 in just 10 weeks, starting with India and the Buddh Circuit, a track that no one is familiar with.
“I rested after the Misano race, but I also worked hard to try to get back in shape in order to face the Indian and Japanese GPs that await us during these two weeks. I feel better physically, but India will be an unknown variable for everyone,” Bagnaia explains. “We’ll continue working, as always, to try to get ready to face the Sprint race and the GP on Sunday. A very intense and important period begins now, so it’ll be essential to maintain our concentration and avoid making mistakes.”
Pecco will share the garage with Ducati test rider Michele Pirro, who’ll be replacing an injured Enea Bastianini next week in Japan.
“After the San Marino GP and the Rimini Riviera, I’m happy to be able to take part in two other MotoGP events, although I feel bad for Enea,” the rider from San Giovanni Rotondo said. “His season is really proving to be complicated, and I hope he can return soon. In the Misano GP, the feeling was good, and I hope to be able to start from there. We’re going to India, and we’ll be racing on a new track, so it’ll be a surprise for everyone, and only on Friday will we discover the characteristics of this track. In any case, I’m calm. I’ll do my best and, as always, it’ll be an honor to share the garage with the world champion.”